Using Miniature Robots to Fix Engines
At the Farnborough Airshow this week, automobile company Rolls Royce collaborated with Harvard University to display its vision for technology in the car industry: small, bug-like robots that will help fix engines.
These robots, called SWARM, are 10mm in size and will have small cameras which give human engineers a live view into car engines without having to open them.
Harvard has worked on developing these robots for the past eight years in addition to similar small bots like FLARE and INSPECT, which are designed to work with SWARM to conduct engine maintenance.
These robots exemplify artificial intelligence’s potential in different kinds of industries, offering more timely and cost-efficient alternatives to manual labor.
Written by Michael Ding & Edited by Rachel Weissman, Alexander Fleiss