Consider the potential and the reality of using robotics in MRO. One researcher dubs the chasm between the two “The Valley of Death.” Another insists the “color of money” is to blame. Either way, what is increasingly clear is that maintenance, repair and overhaul lags behind other industries when it comes to automating key processes. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories’ Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center have charted the depths of the valley. Their compass is a system’s ...


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