USC researchers, led by AME Professor SK Gupta — in partnership with Southwest Research Institute and Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories, with funding by ARM (The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute and Lockheed Martin Emerging Operations Technologies — developed a robotic cell to handle an intricate process previously thought to be unfeasible for robots to master. Composite material is two substances of different physical and chemical properties that when combined create a material that is lightweight and strong at the same time. The four-robot system, which is capable of adding delicate layer upon layer (about 240 in total) of composite material on a geometrically complicated laminate part, saves time and money and reduces mistakes and human fatigue.
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Published on May 12th, 2022
Last updated on May 12th, 2022