We propose a new strategy for inspection and/or reverse engineering. We concentrate on the inspection of machine parts. We also describe a framework for constructing a full environment for generic inspection and reverse engineering. The problem is divided into sensing, design, and manufacturing components with an underlying software and hardware backbone. This project aims at developing automated control strategies for sensing the world and coordinating the activities between the different phases in the environment. We use a recursive DEDS DRFSM framework to construct an intelligent module for inspection and reverse engineering. The developed framework utilizes existing knowledge to formulate an adaptive and goal-directed strategy for exploring mechanical parts.