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ComEd to use drones to inspect power lines

Drones are coming to Chicago this summer and they might just be flying in your neighborhood. ComEd has received approval from the FAA to use drones for power line inspections. It all starts in the south suburbs this summer. ComEd will use drones crafted by students and professors at IIT, the Illinois Institute of Technology. With cameras attached to them for video and photos, the mini flying machines are expected to provide an in-depth look at power line failures. Matthew Spenko is an associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at IIT and the director of the Robotics Lab. He joins us in studio.

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