Ascent’s cost-effective solution for automated drilling consists of a high-accuracy, aerospace robot working inside a fenced in area with the control console stationed outside the perimeter fence. Inside the fence, work pieces can be mounted to a stationary strong-back mounting platform or indexable holding fixture. A Fanuc robot traverses parallel to the work piece on a precision x-axis slide, performing drilling operations. Contactless sensors correct normality and our advanced vision system locates features on the panel such as a tack fastener or a drilled hole. Gemcor technology enables self-correction with the corresponding part program, maintaining a high degree of accuracy. This low-cost solution offers high accuracy and flexibility to accommodate numerous work pieces at an economical price point.