Seven Robots with Green Jobs

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4.  Robots and Green Maintenance Jobs

A RIWEA robot has a green job climbing wind turbines to inspect for damage.

One great advantage of robots is their ability to deploy in places that would put people at risk of life and limb.  Wind turbines fit that category.  The modest looking RIWEA robot operates on rope-climbing principles that enable it to scale gigantic turbine poles and inspect rotor blades for dings, cracks, and other defects.

Image: FraunhoferIFF.

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