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Robot Applications Research for the Aerospace Industry

  • P. J. Armstrong
  • E. J. Wright
  • J. P. Curran
  • S. D. Francey

Summary

A review is presented of current research and development on the application of robots in the aerospace industry. A particular research programme is then described on the use of robots in the manufacture of aerospace components from composite materials. The research programme involves collaboration between Queen’s University of Belfast and Short Brothers PLC and is sponsored by SERC. It should be noted that the current paper deals only with the university’s research work and does not discuss complementary projects being undertaken by Shorts.

Keywords

Aerospace Industry Computer Control System Robot Application Moulding Tool Aerospace Company 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Armstrong
    • 1
  • E. J. Wright
    • 1
  • J. P. Curran
    • 1
  • S. D. Francey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringQueen’s University BelfastBelfast, Northern IrelandUK

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