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Self-taught Robots (AIARA)

he aviation industry is increasingly relying on automation and manufacturing robots to address the increase in production rates as well as the shortage of skilled workers. In contrast to the automotive industry, production volumes in aircraft manufacturing are relatively low, so establishing rigid production lines would be inefficient. The AIARA research project, therefore, investigates the possibility of using manufacturing robots with minimal effort in different areas. AI-based approaches should enable them to independently acquire new tasks.

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ZAL Discourse: “Hydrogen Takes Off”

How can drones be certified? What business models offer new opportunities for drone operators? And how can UAVs be used to test new technologies with minimal risk? These and other questions were the focus of the ZAL event "Hydrogen Takes Off"

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Interview: Drones with Hydrogen Propulsion and Other High-Tech Research

Drones have a wide range of applications for transportation and surveillance tasks. A limiting factor in their operational times has so far been the battery electric drives. A new generation of revolutionary drones with fuel cells is currently being developed at the ZAL in Hamburg. The research location in focus. An interview by Oliver Schenk, Hydrogen Marketing Manager of the Renewable Energy Hamburg (EEHH) cluster, with Miriam Flügger, Head of Corporate Communications at ZAL Center for Applied Aviation Research.

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Behind the Scenes: Open Tech Lab at ZAL

From AI to Hydrogen: Last week, ZAL GmbH opened its laboratory doors to provide insights into current aviation research. The event was well attended and attracted numerous aviation enthusiasts.

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(10 partners) on the way to the cabin of the future

What will the cabin components of the future look like? In the research project LiBio (Lightweight Bionic Aircraft Interior), an international consortium, with partners from Germany, Austria, and Canada, delved into this exact question. Their goal: the development of a pioneering and functional cabin component. We spoke to Dr. Patrick Cordes and Dr. Jan-Ole Kühn from the ZAL Advanced Manufacturing Team to understand what this means.

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