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Press Releases from OC Robotics (8 total)

OC Robotics presented with Queen’s Award

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. The Bristol-based company won its Queen’s Award in the Innovation category in April this year. OC Robotics specialises in novel robotic systems for confined spaces automation and was commended for achieving outstanding business success through the development of

OC Robotics receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

OC Robotics has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. OC Robotics is the leading commercial manufacturer of snake-arm robots in the world. Snake-arm robots are flexible robotic arms which have many joints so they can "follow their nose" into confined spaces. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious business accolade in the UK. OC Robotics is among an elite group of winners recognised for

Snake-arm robots to conduct CANDU pipe inspection

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has awarded a contract to OC Robotics to design and build a snake-arm robot mounted on a mobile vehicle that will be used to inspect complex pipework and structures within CANDU reactors. The snake-arm will be 2m (7’) in length and will have a rectangular cross-section measuring 25mm (1") in width and 50mm (2") in height. In the first instance the snake-arm will be equipped with tip

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

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

HRH The Duke of York to visit OC Robotics

His Royal Highness The Duke of York will be visiting OC Robotics on 10th September 2007 in his capacity as UK\'s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. His visit to OC Robotics, manufacturer of snake-arm robots for aerospace, nuclear and security applications, will form part of a tour of several aerospace companies in the South West of England. Industrial robots have been under development for external assembly tasks for many

OC Robotics to exhibit at SAE Aerotech Exhibition

OC Robotics will be exhibiting at the SAE Aerotech Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA This year marks OC Robotics\' first as an exhibitor at this event although the quality of the business and networking opportunities made it a natural choice. The combination of outstanding technical sessions, excellent networking and first class exhibition makes the SAE Aerotech Congress and Exhibition an exciting forum in which to

Snake-arm robots steer aircraft assembly in a new direction

Working with Airbus, OC Robotics has achieved the first major milestone for a snake-arm robot designed for assembly and inspection tasks within aircraft wings – an area previously inaccessible to automation. OC Robotics has completed build and initial testing of a demonstration snake-arm robot capable of sealing, swaging and inspection inside a mock-up of a rib bay. The robot is due to begin an intensive programme of trials in the near

OCRobotics wins an EPSRC Industrial CASE Award

OCRobotics, UK-based manufacturer of snake-arm robots, has been granted an award for an Industrial CASE Studentship to research intelligent skins for snake-arm robots. The aim of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded studentships is to enable companies to define and arrange research projects with an academic partner of their choice. The company receives high-calibre research relevant to the business and the student gains valuable experience in industry whilst