Snake-arm robots join the fight against cancer

Friday, September 21, 2012

Following a successful appearance by OC Robotics' Rob Buckingham at the International Conference on Oncological Engineering in Leeds, BBC News have published an article explaining the merits of using snake-arm robots for surgical procedures.

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Drive a snake-arm robot at Farnborough Airshow!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hot on the heels of our recent successes with Areva and LaserSnake, we would like to invite you all to our stand at Farnborough Airshow - come and have a go at driving one of our snake-arm robot systems!

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Decommissioning with a snake-arm robot

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Working in partnership with Salvarem (part of the Nuvia group), OC Robotics successfully demonstrated the remote handling capability of our snake-arm robot to Areva NC in France. The snake-arm was deployed into a number of mock-ups, performing a variety of tasks applicable to the decommissioning sector.

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LaserSnake project completed with successful demonstration

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

OC Robotics and TWI Ltd have successfully completed the demonstration of the Technology Strategy Board funded LaserSnakeproject. The combination of flexible snake-arm robot and high powered fibre laser enables a selective, remote-controlled approach to dismantling and decommissioning complex structures in hazardous and confined nuclear environments.

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LaserSnake Demonstrations

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Update: The project was successfully completed - see the video on the project page!

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Surgery with snake-arm robots

Thursday, November 17, 2011

OC Robotics has completed early stage work that shows how a stiff, steerable snake-arm could be used as a platform for natural orifice surgery. This story is an update from a previous news release.

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OC Robotics to provide snake-arm robot demonstration for Sellafield Ltd

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Update 27/09/2011: the demonstrations have now been completed - see our Sellafield demonstration page for more information.

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SWRDA awards OC Robotics research grant to develop surgical snake-arm robot

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OC Robotics has been awarded an Exceptional Research Project R&D grant from the South West Regional Development Agency to develop a revolutionary surgical Snake-Arm for the emerging field of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). NOTES is a relatively new surgical technique, utilising natural orifices to provide access for surgical procedures, thereby eliminating external scarring and reducing recovery time.

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Technology Strategy Board funds OC Robotics and TWI LaserSnake for radioactive environments

Friday, May 6, 2011

OC Robotics and TWI Ltd (Cambridge) have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to jointly produce a feasibility study on incorporating a high power laser into a snake-arm robot. This new project, known as LaserSnake, will be the first of its kind and will demonstrate the application of snake-arm robotics combined with specialist end effectors.

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OC Robotics voted Small Company of the Year

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On 14th October 2010, OC Robotics was presented with the prize for Small Company of the Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA). The awards are designed to celebrate the best in British engineering design and innovation, intending to "demonstrate to all UK engineering companies that it is possible to succeed; that they can work to a high level and, at that high level, compete globally."

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