Manufacturing

Manufacturing: Advanced Manufacturing Solutions or Co-Bots

We know there are many cheap industry grippers on the market, but manufacturers today need more advanced technology centred on dexterous manipulation to pick up a range of objects and with more sensing capabilities.

Particularly for intricate work, our Shadow Dexterous Hand (the most advanced human-like 5-fingered Dexterous Hand) is an ideal tool as seen in this video.

 

You can also use our teleoperation solutions where an operator controls our Hand via a haptic glove to carry out critical tasks. The hardware can log the trajectory, grasp forces and various other data which can then, using artificial intelligence, be programmed to repeat the behaviour autonomously.

Key Benefits:

  • Speed up product development time
  • More operational hours
  • Improve quality
  • Reduce costs
  • Safeguarding workers from risky tasks
  • Minimise labour-intensive work
  • Free up time from workers to focus on more specialised tasks
  • Introduce data-driven results

Contact us to discuss how our technology can help in your production line.

We have previously worked on projects where we created a bespoke manufacturing robot called the Modular Grasper. While the Modular Grasper has been discontinued, we’re happy to discuss your needs. Our other robot systems may be an excellent fit for you or we may be able to create something bespoke depending on what you’re looking to achieve.

 

Collaborative Manufacturing Projects:

Cognitively Enhanced Robot for Flexible Manufacturing of Metal and Composite Parts (COROMA)

The COROMA project developed a cognitively enhanced robot that can execute multiple tasks for the manufacturing of metal and composite parts. COROMA provides the flexibility that European metalworking and advanced material manufacturing companies require to compete in the rapidly evolving global market. It was here that Shadow developed the Modular Grasper (a three-fingered robot supported by the European Commission) and you can see it in action in the video below:

 

Smart Enabling Robotic Driving Free Form Welding (SERFOW)

The SERFOW project aimed to produce a flexible and dynamic free-form welding system (for the repair and manufacture of high-value aerospace and nuclear industry components) that can provide low-cost additive manufacturing support. The platform can identify individual parts using an advanced stereo camera system, which partners with a robotic arm and TIG welding set to produce an intelligent and flexible manufacturing platform. It showed that the repair and manufacture of high-value aerospace and nuclear industry components on short time scales, at low-cost, can be achievable. You can read more about the SERFOW project here.

If you’re looking to automate tasks in your company and would like to discuss how our technology could help, get in touch with us.

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