Thursday, July 9, 2015
OC Robotics has delivered a snake-arm robot, integrated with a mobile vehicle, to Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG). The 1.5m arm is mounted on an untethered, omnidirectional vehicle, giving it the freedom to explore complex structures that a conventional robot could not.
Powered directly from the vehicle and controlled over Wi-Fi, the snake-arm robot will have a range of tools mounted at the tip. MRG will be using the system to demonstrate their surveying and inspection technologies in applications relevant to hazardous environments where people cannot operate safely.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Maxon Motor UK has featured OC Robotics' snake-arm robots in a new client showcase on youtube.
Friday, October 31, 2014
During his visit the Business Secretary saw the latest snake-arm robot systems which boast significant performance increases over previous models, including a 10 to 50 fold increase in time between service intervals and up to an 80% decrease in maintenance costs.
Monday, August 11, 2014
OC Robotics has delivered a snake-arm robot called JetSnake to Bouygues Travaux Publics to improve inspection and maintenance of tunnel boring machines.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Rob Buckingham, co-founder director of Bristol based OC Robotics, is to head-up a new centre for Remote Handling within Culham Laboratories. Based near his home in Oxford, Culham Laboratories was also Rob’s workplace for part of his early career.
Monday, April 15, 2013
OC Robotics is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and deliver snake-arm robots to reach inside aircraft wings. Snake-arm robots are long, slender, remotely-controlled manipulators, ideal for working in confined spaces such as inspection and maintenance of existing aircraft structures.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The LaserSnake2 project is an £7.7m collaborative R&D project led by OC Robotics that will run from 2013 to 2016. The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Energy and Climate Change, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is providing a grant of around £5.8 million to the project consortium. The primary objectives are: