GE Aerospace's "Sensiworm"

Sept. 27, 2023
Meet GE Aerospace’s Sensiworm (Soft ElectroNics Skin-Innervated Robotic Worm), a highly intelligent, acutely sensitive soft robot that could serve as extra sets of eyes and ears for aerospace service operators inside the engine. These "mini" robot companions resemble an inchworm that can move easily through the crevasses and curves of jet engine parts to detect part cracks or corrosion and can even measure the thickness of thermal barrier coatings.