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Snake-Arm Robots Steer Aircraft Assembly in a New Direction

OC Robotics has achieved the first major milestone for a snake-arm robot designed for assembly and inspection tasks within aircraft wings – an area previously inaccessible to automation. OC Robotics has completed build and initial testing of a demonstration snake-arm robot capable of sealing, swaging and inspection inside a mock-up of a rib bay. The robot is due to begin an intensive programme of trials in the near future.

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