The Shadow Robot Company was founded in 1987 by a group of robotics enthusiasts in London. The group has since evolved into one of the longest running robotics companies in the UK, developing dexterous robotics manipulation technologies (‘hands for robots’) and using them to solve real world problems.
We have produced the world’s finest anthropomorphic dexterous robotic hand, often used in research and testing, as well as developing our Smart Grasping System for the manufacturing industry. In everything we have created runs the thread of excellence in robotic manipulation and grasping. We get incredibly excited when partners propose collaborations where we get to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries of what we can do! If you’re looking for the best in robotic manipulation and grasping, speak to us.
With over twenty years of experience in the field of robotic manipulation and grasping, we have attracted clients from all over the world, from different sectors. We have worked with universities and research centres, as well as governments and private companies. Click here to read more.
Shadow plays an active role in a number of European research projects, as researcher, developer and end-user. We work with the best in Europe to solve difficult problems and generate new technologies. Click here to read more.
We have won many awards over the years, including the DIT Smart Award, Millennium Product, and NESTA Invention & Innovation Award.