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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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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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OC Robotics presented with Queens Award

Friday, September 18, 2009

On 4th September 2009, world-leading snake-arm robot supplier, OC Robotics, was honoured to welcome H.M. Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Henry Elwes, who visited OC Robotics to present the company with a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

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OC Robotics founders awarded RAEng Silver Medal

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rob Buckingham and Andrew Graham were awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal on 9th June 2009 for their work on snake-arm robots.

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OC Robotics delivers 1|2" diameter snake-arm robot

Friday, August 15, 2008

OC Robotics has developed a snake-arm robot that is only 1/2" (12.5mm) in diameter. The arm is the smallest snake-arm robot to date and uncoils out of a briefcase-sized box where it is stowed. The arm is 24" (610mm) in length, with longer arms under development, and was designed for the US Department of Defense who needed a way of inspecting and working inside confined or cluttered spaces - a capability not previously available.

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