It’s about time: Human/robot collab zips up production rates

LABOR is one of 30 NEW Clean Sky 2 Results Stories! To enable European aeronautics to maintain its competitive advantage, lightweight composite technologies and systems are a prerequisite. However, to fully optimise their environmental benefit, the ways in which these new technologies are produced is vital too — manufacturing processes that are energy-efficient, time-saving, and minimise material wastage, in line with Clean Sky’s objectives and the European Commission’s Green Deal ambitions. One way to achieve this is to optimise collaboration between the human workforce and the use of robotic manufacturing techniques.