CIMON: Airbus & IBM build giant 3D printed ‘flying brain’ to help astronauts solve problems

CIMON: Airbus & IBM build giant 3D printed 'flying brain' to help astronauts solve problems

Airbus and IBM are developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based assistant for astronauts for the DLR Space Administration. The ball-shaped robot with the friendly face is 3D printed in plastic and metal. With additive manufacturing becoming ever more prominent in the aerospace industry, it’s no surprise that we get a lot of news from industry giant Airbus. The company has installed titanium 3D printed parts on several of its aircraft, as well as lightweight internal sections made of a special 3D printable alloy . It’s latest 3D printed innovation, however, is a little different. That innovation is […]

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