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Through CHIMERA, Rolls-Royce will collaborate with the other partners to advance its toolkit of robotic snakes and miniaturised repair tools. These will have the capability of repairing components deep within the core of the Rolls-Royce engines, such as within the combustion chamber, enabling products to be safely returned into service. The devices coming from CHIMERA will go alongside those from other Rolls-Royce projects such as COBRA and FLARE, ensuring Rolls-Royce remains a world-leader in the development of advanced in-field maintenance techniques
More information regarding Rolls-Royce robotic development projects can be found here: https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/our-stories/discover/2019/meet-the-robots.aspx