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Rolls-Royce proposed a system of 10-mm-diameter robots that would be inserted into an aircraft engine, crawling through inaccessible areas to conduct a visual inspection.

Rolls-Royce is Robotizing Jet-Engine Maintenance

Four concepts to speed, simplify, and economize engine evaluation and repair, from miniature inspection devices to remote ‘boreblending’ units that repair coating damage

Rolls-Royce Plc recently outlined a series of robotics developments it is pursuing that it said would “revolutionize the future of engine maintenance,” speeding and simplifying inspection and repair processes, and saving costs for the engine owners and operators. According to Rolls the automation ideas it described are part of the "IntelligentEngine vision" introduced earlier this year, projecting a combination products and services that would enhance engine performance,

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