PGE 2019: Hyperion Project

students partners What is a PGE? contact Automatic surface inspection At the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution, more and more businesses and industries are becoming interested in the latest advances in mobile and collaborative robotics with the aim of automating certain repetitive tasks in order to make the faster, more flexible and cheaper. This evolution is unavoidable in multiple sectors, including aeronautics. Therefore, through this project, the aerospace giant Airbus has the ambition to automate the inspection of the quality of the paint and surfaces of aircraft. Inspecting the state of the surface of a plane is a crucial step before delivering it to the client. Today, these inspections are carried out by hand which is time consuming and can lead to inconsistent results. This project aimed to automate the process of surface inspection on planes through the use of robotic arms with on-board optical sensors. Requiring the development of a simulator, a data storage solution as well as advanced algorithms for detecting defects and generating trajectories for the robots. This project was a considerable challenge, and was innovating and formative for the students. The team of students worked together to conceive the modules, interfaces and networks necessary for this project which was publicly presented in the 22nd of February 2019. Airbus is a world leader in aeronautics, space and associated services, with a staff of around 134 000...

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