PITTSBURGH, November 14, 2023– Gecko Robotics, a leader in advanced robotics and software, has been awarded a groundbreaking contract with the U.S. Navy to transform the manufacturing process for the $132 billion Columbia-class nuclear submarine program. By leveraging its advanced weld inspection and data capabilities, Gecko aims to streamline inspection procedures, reduce costs, and enhance maintenance cycles, ultimately leading to a more efficient and effective manufacturing process.
Gecko Robotics’ partnership with the U.S. Navy has expanded beyond maintenance support to now encompass advanced manufacturing capabilities for the Columbia-class program. The demand for comprehensive data during the manufacturing process is increasing, as it enables better predictive maintenance strategies. This contract marks a significant step forward in Gecko’s commitment to meeting these emerging industry needs.
Working in collaboration with BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit integrator supporting the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base, Gecko will introduce robotic digital weld inspections to evaluate weld integrity throughout the manufacturing process. This digitization of weld inspection results will revolutionize a critical aspect of the Columbia-class program, allowing skilled workers to focus on more valuable tasks and eliminating the risks associated with unknown weld conditions. The project’s objective will be to validate the return on investment of Gecko’s weld inspection process across multiple tiers of the Columbia-class supply chain.
Gecko Robotics’ advanced technology is already transforming construction processes for the Columbia-class submarines, as showcased in an exciting new video. By combining wall-climbing robots, state-of-the-art sensors, and an AI-powered data platform, Gecko provides organizations with unprecedented insights into the health and condition of their critical infrastructure. These insights empower decision-making and readiness, ensuring mission success for the world’s most important institutions.
Q: What is the purpose of Gecko Robotics’ contract with the U.S. Navy?
A: The contract aims to modernize and enhance the manufacturing process for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class nuclear submarines.
Q: How will Gecko Robotics achieve this goal?
A: Gecko will utilize its advanced weld inspection and data capabilities to streamline inspection procedures, reduce costs, and improve maintenance cycles.
Q: What are the benefits of digitizing weld inspection results?
A: Digitization allows skilled workers to focus on higher-value tasks while eliminating the risks associated with unknown weld conditions.
Q: How does Gecko Robotics’ technology work?
A: Gecko Robotics combines wall-climbing robots, cutting-edge sensors, and an AI-powered data platform to provide organizations with unparalleled insights into the health of their critical infrastructure.
Q: Where can I find more information about Gecko Robotics?
A: Visit their website at www.geckorobotics.com.