Robots Cut Time And Cost Of Inspecting Skunk Works’ Airship

Credit: Lockheed Martin
With about 80,000 ft.² of envelope to inspect during assembly and maintenance, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has developed a robot to scour the hull of its LMH-1 commercial heavy-lift hybrid airship for pinholes in the Vectran fiber. Manual inspection of an airship hull requires crews working...

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