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Shadow Robot Company in the spotlight at UK’s largest innovation show

Shadow Robot Company in the spotlight at UK’s largest innovation show

We were proud to be one of 25 trailblazing innovators from across the country to launch a new product at Innovate 2016 last week. The two-day event in Manchester was hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, and is the largest cross-sector innovation show in the UK.

At our stand you would have seen our transformative new Smart Grasping System, a universal grasper with built-in intelligence that can successfully grasp more than one type of object. Our Smart Grasper is set to transform the manufacturing process, which will allow businesses to make significant savings in both time and money. Key features of the System include:

A library of different grasps, meaning you can use one Hand to pick up a variety of objects, reducing the need for numerous hands in your factory

An in-built vision system, so that the Hand can see what it’s about to grasp,and therefore select the correct grasp for each object

Torque sensing on each joint, a pioneering addition ensuring that the Hand can make the most accurate and reliable grasp

Incredibly robust and reliable, reducing the need for maintenance

Easy to programme and use, saving you time and money in training costs

Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “I congratulate Shadow on their success in winning a place and thank them for their involvement in our annual flagship show of innovation excellence across the UK.

“This year we saw an increase in the number of companies launching new products at the event. It is important for Innovate UK to support the showcasing of companies’ achievements, helping to raise visibility of their brand and demonstrating the impact that results from our support.”

If you weren’t able to attend the event, you can catch up through live streams on the Innovate UK YouTube page, or check out the #Innovate2016 hashtag on twitter. Follow this link to find Rich’s ‘elevator pitch’ that happened on Day 2 at 15.30 – let us know what you think!

For more details on how the Smart Grasping System can help your business, have a look at this article on our website. We’d be happy to visit your production plants and give you an audit on how efficient your factory/warehouse is, and discuss further about how our Smart Grasping System can solve your manufacturing problems. We’re looking for a limited number of manufacturers across different industries to join us as we explore further options to trial the Smart Grasper in situ. If you’d like your business to be amongst the first to trial and evaluate this innovative new Hand, get in touch with us by emailing