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Super-resolution Services for power line drone inspections

Generating good quality data in power line inspection to enable the use of AI technologies to automate the power line inspection process using drones

Power lines require regular inspections to guarantee their structural health. This process has been completely manual up until now when artificial intelligence is enabling the automation of this process. Nevertheless, the process is highly dependent on the quality of the input data, that is, visual images captured by an aerial vehicle. While crewed helicopters carry heavy cameras that enables to capture high-resolution data, drones do not have such payload capacity and therefore, the quality of the images captured can be drastically worse than helicopters. To be able to compete with crewed helicopters in data quality without needing to carry heavier cameras, we have developed super-resolution technologies to automatically enhanced the quality of the images captured by drones.