Aerospace Applications

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Industrial robots have been used extensively in the aerospace industry. Two installations are shown in Figures 1 and 2. References 1 through 8 describe some specific installations.


Industrial Robot Sequence Plan Detail Part Sheet Metal Assembly Specific Installation 
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  1. 1.
    Brandewie, T.J., “Air Force Robotics Research for Automated Sheet Metal Assembly,” Robots 9, pp 10-45–10-55.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Franke, Ernest and Luckemeyer, James, “Robotic Removal of Aircraft Wing Rivets,” Robots 9, pp 10-11–10-19.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Allison, Timothy A., Thompson, Richard F., and Jones, Clyde S., “Advanced Robotic Welding for the Space Shuttle Main Engine,” Robots 9, pp 10-20–10-31.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Workman, Gary L. and Teoh, William, “Robotic Nondestructive Inspection of Aerospace Structures,” Robots 9, pp 10-32–10-44.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Behringer, Brian J., “Robotic Manufacture of Honeycomb Core Details,” Robots 9, pp 19-56–10-67.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Leeds, Dan, “Flexible Assembly System for Rocket Warhead Manufacturing,” Robots 9, pp 10-67–10-78.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Fernandez, K., Jones, C.S. III, Roberts, M.L., “NASA’s Use of Robotics in Building the Space Shuttle,” Robots 7, pp 11-35–11-43.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Michaud, Larry L., “Robots in Aerospace: A Multi-Tasking Robot for the Manufacture of Precision Guided Missle (PGM) Structures,” Robots 7, pp 11-14–11-34.Google Scholar

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