This paper presents a real-life example of using industrial robots to automate the testing procedures of aerospace products. Three different scenarios are proposed as potential solutions to allow a Mobile Manipulator to help automate the environmental testing process. An overview of different simulation and Off Line Programming (OLP) software packages are presented and discussed as methods to test and validate the scenarios. A framework is presented consisting of a product data model to be used for the identification of the different products and a unified modelling system is introduced to allow information exchange at the operational level. The focus of this paper and future work is towards integrating all the elements of the proposed framework into a human machine interface to create a collaborative process involving human, robots, machines and products.
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