Rolls-Royce Poised to Revolutionize Engine Maintenance

Author:  The Shot Peener Staff
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 2, Spring 2019
Doc ID:  2019017
Year of Publication:  2019
Rolls-Royce has an exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance. Bringing another element of its “IntelligentEngine” vision to life, Rolls-Royce teamed up with academics from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University to discuss and demonstrate a wide range of potential future technologies at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, from “snake” robots that work their way through the engine like an endoscope, to miniature, collaborative “swarm” robots that crawl through the insides of an engine.

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