UIIC EVENTS CALENDAR
Online Webinar for Utility Members & Sponsors Only
Dexter Lewis, from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), will share some of his ongoing research related to electric asset inspection, remote sensing, computer vision, and AI.
During this session, Dexter will share some of his lessons learned from field and lab tests of new technologies such as drones, satellites, robotics, and computer vision. You’ll hear words like “Gaussian Splatting,” see videos from Spot (the robot), and learn from test results of wearable LiDAR scanners. All these technologies promise a safe, faster, and overall better way of performing utility inspections. The pace of innovation is amazing, but there are still real-world limitations and collaborative work to be done. The goal is to present a sample of EPRI’s work, lessons learned, and ways that together, we can shape the future of energy.