Wilder Systems

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F-16s Are Now Getting Washed By Robots

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Author: Thomas Newdick

Topics: machine vision, robotics

Vertical: Defense

Organizations: Wilder Systems

The Wilder Systems solution actually leverages technology previously developed for robotic drilling in commercial aircraft manufacturing and converts these components and subsystems into an automated washing system. The main changes have involved the development and addition of robot end-effectors to provide the water and soap spray, waterproofing of the robots themselves, and a robot motion path, which is dependent on the type of aircraft to be cleaned.

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