Sunday, 4 May 2014

Snake-like robot to help automate aircraft wing construction

Although modern jet airliners may be at the cutting edge of technology, assembling them is, in many ways, still as much of a craft as 18th century shipbuilding, requiring loads of skill and manual labor to get the job done. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz, Germany wants to bring airplane construction into the 21st century with a snake-like robot that can assemble airplane wings by reaching into narrow, hard to reach cavities. .. Continue Reading Snake-like robot to help automate aircraft wing construction

Section: Robotics

Tags: Aircraft, Construction, Fraunhofer, Maintenance, Robots

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