Research area: A crucial platform to address Emergency Response and Resilient Infrastructure challenges. Combines advanced mapping, navigation and manipulation to develop persistent and shared autonomy approaches for interactive tasks.
Modem network for underwater localisation and communication.
10DOF underwater arm: HDT Adroit arm.
Autonomous Surface Vehicle for long endurance missions: ASV Enduro.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: IVER 3 AUV with Klein Interferometric Sonar and INS.
The YouBot is a small, versatile mobile robot, designed as an educational robot platform that is also useful for rapidly prototyping ideas involving several mobile robots. The YouBot consists of an omnidirectional platform, with a 5 DOF arm and a 2-finger gripper. Our YouBots come equipped with an array of touch sensors mounted in a custom made harness, to allow for the robots to be used in contact prone environments.
Within ECR, we have used the YouBots for autonomous and multi-robot navigation experiments.
It is available in a few other UK locations.
Baxter is a two-armed industrial robot with an animated face. It is 5'10" – 6'3" tall with a pedestal, and weighs 306 lbs including the pedestal. It is designed to be used for simple industrial jobs such as loading, unloading, sorting, and handling of materials, in small and medium-sized companies.
Within ECR, we use Baxter for a variety of table-top manipulation experiments, and as a teleoperation platform for developing human-robot interface technologies.
Baxter is available in a few other UK locations.