The Rapid Sustainment Office is working to accelerate readiness, reduce manual labor, and decrease costs for processes essential to the operation and sustainment of the Air Force through the use of Robotic Process Automation.
We apply automation and robotics to eliminate maintenance tasks that are repetitive, manpower-intensive, or hazardous, making it possible to accomplish these tasks safely and efficiently with a high degree of accuracy.
This system uses a powerful laser stripping tool and state-of-the-art robots to remove paint and coatings from aircraft automatically. The system provides a reliable, environmentally friendly alternative to the current chemical, blast media, or hand sanding removal methods.
We are working with IBC Materials & Technologies to implement fast and environmentally friendly paint removal process based on IBC’s Plasma Electrolytic De-Paint technology that will provide significant time, cost and environmental savings.
IBC Materials & Technologies - awarded prototype contract at RSO Pitch Day
We are working with Invoke to develop a software product where bots mimic human interaction with systems and applications through existing user interfaces.
There are many manual and repetitive processes throughout the Air Force, exacerbated by the hundreds of legacy systems in use. Invoke’s Robotics Process Automation solution will not only automate these manual activities, it will digitize this process data, helping to overcome one of the main challenges to implementing artificial intelligence.
Invoke Public Sector - awarded prototype contract at RSO Pitch Day
We are working with C360 to advance the visual control feedback for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots. Notably, this technology will enable better control of unmanned systems – particularly those required upon to operate in congest regions – such as urban landscapes. It will be an ideal technology to augment remote tele-operational control, and the work that we are completing concerning data compression and real-time stream will enable advanced training or over watch efforts for teams on the ground.
C360 Technologies, Inc. - awarded prototype contract at RSO Pitch Day
The Air Force spends billions of dollars per year manually drilling out rivets for aircraft repair and inspection. Wilder Systems’ agile manufacturing robot automates the most labor intensive and error prone processes regarding rivet drill out. It uses high precision lasers and computer vision to repeatably locate rivets to thousandths of an inch without deviation from center. This will decrease manual labor costs, increase quality, and increase aircraft uptime by utilizing advanced technologies to reduce total operation time with flawless mechanical precision.
Wilder Systems LLC - awarded prototype contract at RSO Pitch Day