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As we prepare to attend and exhibit at ICRA 2024 in Yokohama, we caught up with Matthew Godden, Senior Robotics Design Engineer. He has been at Shadow for just over 25 years, initially as his year out in industry and then after he graduated in 2000 with a degree in robotics and electronic engineering. He has designed all manner of robot body parts – in his words “anything that moves!” – and is also involved in developing the company’s product strategy.

Humans excel at manual tasks, and that ideally, robots should surpass us in these functions. At times, we have the advantage due to our superior dexterity, while in other instances, we can perform tasks that robots should, in theory, be capable of. As we advance robotics our goal is to effectively transfer our human skills to robots.

A robotic manipulator — or robotic arm — is an electronically controlled component with several segments to allow movement. Here’s a closer look at how they function and why people design them in particular ways.

Running a physical robot carries costs and risks – so why not make life easier by getting things working in simulation first? In that vein, let’s see how we can support you to simulate the Shadow Hand.

It always takes a while to take the measure of a big conference - and ICRA is one of the biggest in robotics! True, an event like Automatica will have more visitors on the show floor, but ICRA brings together the robotics research community in a way that is hard to beat.

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ICRA 2024: Groundbreaking return to Yokohama

As we prepare to attend and exhibit at ICRA 2024 in Yokohama, we caught up with Matthew Godden, Senior Robotics Design Engineer. He has been at Shadow for just over 25 years, initially as his year out in industry and then after he graduated in 2000 with a degree in robotics and electronic engineering. He has designed all manner of robot body parts – in his words “anything that moves!” – and is also involved in developing the company’s product strategy.

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Getting Data from Humans to Robots

Humans excel at manual tasks, and that ideally, robots should surpass us in these functions. At times, we have the advantage due to our superior dexterity, while in other instances, we can perform tasks that robots should, in theory, be capable of.
As we advance robotics our goal is to effectively transfer our human skills to robots.

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How Does a Robotic Manipulator Work?

A robotic manipulator — or robotic arm — is an electronically controlled component with several segments to allow movement. Here’s a closer look at how they function and why people design them in particular ways.

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Simulating the Shadow Hand

Running a physical robot carries costs and risks – so why not make life easier by getting things working in simulation first?

In that vein, let’s see how we can support you to simulate the Shadow Hand.

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ICRA 2023 – London Robotics Conference Without an Equal

It always takes a while to take the measure of a big conference – and ICRA is one of the biggest in robotics! True, an event like Automatica will have more visitors on the show floor, but ICRA brings together the robotics research community in a way that is hard to beat.

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Working with Shadow Robot

Building expertise in building robotics is hard – you need to understand mechanical engineering, electronics, firmware, control, software and a whole host of systems engineering. It’s not something for everyone, and sometimes it’s just easier to bring in the experts who have “been there, done that” to help you move further and faster.

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What happens when you buy a robot hand?

Shadow Dexterous Systems are complex technology, and they represent a serious investment from your side in our hardware. That is why we want to help you understand our process, from the first time you contact us, to what happens after we deliver the robot to you.

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