Austin Energy testing out drones that could inspect damaged power lines

If you spotted a drone flying over your neighborhood, it might have been researchers from Austin Energy and IC² Institute testing out new software on power lines.

Austin Energy is considering the possibility of using these drones to detect equipment that is damaged or not working properly.

On Thursday, the utility company along with the institute came out to test out the power lines that are working properly in North Austin, to eventually compare the results with damaged power lines in the future.

Austin Energy is partnering with IC², which is a Global Commercialization Group at the University of Texas, to test out the software’s groundbreaking computer imaging process recognition,

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