Consulting: Bold & Bespoke Robotics to Help You Excel

Why Choose Us?

With over 20 years in the robotics technology development business, we have more than what it takes to help you accomplish your goals for short or long-term projects, including:

• The world’s most advanced technology (we own the relevant IP)
• In-depth market knowledge and industry insights
• A team of experts re-inventing innovation
• A strong network of thought leaders
• Smart robotics engineering (from mechanical to software)
• A passion for robots that solve a solution or provide a meaningful purpose

Think of us as your knowledgeable, trusted advisor – here to assist with your business outcomes and provide you with positive results. If you’d instead work together in partnership, please visit our Collaborations Page.


Our Promise:

We won’t confuse you with technical jargon or attempt to make projects bigger than they need to be. We’ll look at how our existing technology can help, but if we discover that it’s better to use something else, we’ll work with you to get it.


Contact us for an informal chat to discuss your project.


Some of Our Consultancy Projects:

Moley – The World’s First Robotic Kitchen Chef

The highly advanced, fully functional robot, using our Shadow Dexterous Hands, is integrated into a beautifully designed, professional kitchen, and cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef. The robot can do everything from assembling and chopping all the ingredients, cooking on the hob, or putting food in the oven, and finishing up by cleaning the dirty pans.

Please note: We do not sell the Moley robot, head over to!

It’s the ultimate sous-chef – Tim Anderson, 2011 BBC MasterChef Champion



Prof Tickle – The Amorphous Dexterous Snake Arm Robot 

This project provides consultancy to the prestigious University College London (UCL) and OC Robotics to create ‘Prof Tickle’ – a heroic snake-arm robot with our Dexterous Hand on the end. Capable of moving into difficult and inaccessible places, the results demonstrate the robot’s ability to perform dexterous tasks across large distances. Why the name? Well, it pays homage to the project’s inspiration Mr Tickle from the Mr Men children’s books. Like the character, the unique robot extends its arms to reach and perform everyday tasks. It’s featured on BBC Earth Lab (03:52-6:18).


How to Build a Bionic Man – Built Exclusively for Channel 4 

Created for a Channel 4 Special by Darlow Smithson Productions and conceived as a literal response to the question: how close is bionic technology in catching up with – and even exceeding – the capabilities of the human body? Shadow takes on the role as a technical consultant for the project, responsible for designing the bionic man and the integration of parts from high-end manufacturers.

The consultancy project captures immense media attention, later unveiling as an exhibit at London’s Science Museum.

Watch a 2-minute time-lapse of the brave build by Rich Walker and James Pope.

We welcome all companies of all sizes with a concrete idea, challenge, or development project, particularly where dexterity is needed.

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