The project will allow the companies to combine their specialist knowledge in robotics – with aspects of their innovative robotic arm and hand creating part of a semi-autonomous teleoperation system (SAT) that is hoped will revolutionise the remote control of robots.
“We’ve got the opportunity to change the face of teleoperation and establish SAT as a safer, more reliable, more cost-effective solution to remote robotics”
Whilst using Shadow Robot’s world-renowned Dexterous Hand on the end of an OC Robotics snake-arm robot, the companies will also work with Cambrian Intelligence – who will create an augmented VR user interface, and University College London – who will be installing vision and testing the system on their hardware.
Check out the Dextrous Hand in action in the video below:
The main aim of the SAT project will be to create a system that allows the human to work at a higher level than direct teleoperation and tell the robot system what to do, not how to do it.
It’s likely that semi-autonomous working will become part of the future of teleoperation and therefore this project may be the beginning of something huge for the industry.
Not only that, but this fresh approach to teleoperation will see the work of two Bristol-based robotics companies move into an industrial application, with seemingly endless possibilities of where this could lead.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Shadow Robotics involvement in this project, you can contact them here: email@example.com. You can also find out more on the Shadow Robot website or follow them on Twitter here: @shadowrobot.