OC Robotics

OC Robotics are world leaders in confined space automation - our snake-arm robots are designed specifically for remote handling operations within confined or hazardous spaces. Where snake-arm robots excel is in their long, slender and flexible design; they can effortlessly fit through small openings and around obstacles. They do not have prominent elbows that potentially snag or cause damage to sensitive equipment and they are easily manoeuvred into position and retracted back without disturbing their environment.

Company history

OC Robotics was formed in 1997 and raised capital in 2001. The vision of the founding directors, Rob Buckingham and Andrew Graham, was to see innovative robotic systems become a commercial reality.

The company has come a long way since the first prototype was built in 2001. A decade later, the expanding company has successfully delivered robot-arms and associated products and services to partners and clients all over the world.

In addition to its commercial success, OC Robotics has won several awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in 2009, and the BEEA Small Company of the Year award in 2010.


OC Robotics expects its presence to expand within the nuclear and aerospace sectors in the next decade, whilst continuing to develop its products for use in a variety of other sectors. If you think you are capable of contributing to our success, please check our latest vacancies.


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