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Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly
CAD View of Robotic Airplane Assembly
Graphics courtesy Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials
A robotic assembly-line system based on tweaked automotive robots
By Emmet Cole


Instead of using human technicians to compress or slightly bend the airplane parts to ensure they comply with the aviation industry’s 0.2 mm deviation requirements, the Fraunhofer system will use its gripper and robots to perform this sort of task.  Expect small robots working in assembly teams rather than huge single-function robotics to result from this project,

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