The developer is bringing its snake-like robotic arms to the Farnborough International Airshow, from July 9-13 where visitors have the opportunity to drive a snake-arm robot through a challenging confined-space course.
A second system, mounted on an industrial robot, will simulate work within a wing box, with a wing box mounted both vertically and horizontally to mimic current assembly methods.
OC Robotics has developed a range of robots suitable for remote controlled operation in confined or hazardous spaces. These snake-arm robots are designed to be long and slender. They are all wire-rope driven with actuators, electronics and motors located in the base of the device. Snake-arm robots do not have prominent elbows that can cause damage to sensitive equipment and they are easily maneuvered into position and retracted back without disturbing their environment.