Title

An Intelligent Robots-Server System for Solar Panel Cleaning and Electric Power Output Optimization

Editors

Ruben Franks (Ed.)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-20-2017

Publication Title

International Robotics & Automation Journal

Volume

3

Issue

5

First page number:

4

Abstract

Electric energy production from solar panels is becoming more and more economically viable as the efficiency of the new solar panels increases and their cost decreases steadily. Solar panels in places where the sun shines almost every day of the year provide a clean alternative to traditional electric energy generators, without placing stress on the environment. Large scale solar panel installations could lose a percentage of their output due to dust, bird droppings, cable destruction by small animals with sharp teeth, panel destruction by vandals, and many other reasons. In this research paper we provide an improvement of our robots server architecture. This improvement is in the intelligence of the robots, the server, and the installation of four propellers on the mechanical structure of the robot to enable it to jump, or perform short flights. The project is still in the experimental stage and it will take some changes and some time until it becomes fully functional and economically feasible to become a consumer product.

Keywords

Convolutional neural networks, Computer vision, Secure communications

Language

eng

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