Rolls-Royce is developing tiny Robots to fix Jet engines

Jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is developing tiny robots, to crawl inside airplane engines and fix them.

A set of collaborative, miniature robots, each around 10mm in diameter which would be deposited in the center of an engine via a ‘snake’ robot and would then perform a visual inspection of hard to reach areas by crawling through the engine.



A network of ‘periscopes’ permanently embedded within the engine, enabling it to inspect itself using the periscope cameras to spot and report any maintenance requirements.

source Rolls-Royce