Robosynthesis offers a flexible, robust and cost effective modular robotic delivery platform. Robots have until now been designed with single tasks in mind, where tools and sensors are permanently installed. The result is an inflexible robot requiring specialised technical support. Users can be left with higher than expected maintenance costs, low availability and a platform that cannot be modified as the requirement for new tools and sensors grows.
The development of our fully modular platform allows our robots to be quickly re-configured to perform a wide variety of tasks. Our patented universal connector means robots can not only be easily re-configured but also maintained by non-specialist personnel as damaged modules are simply replaced. A growing portfolio of sensors and tools can be deployed on our platform, allowing users to select the tools required for a particular task while maximising availability, mobility and portability.
Our platform has been tested and used by CERN at their facilities in Geneva including in the Large Hadron Collider where conditions can be very hostile due to strong magnetic fields and transient radiation levels. Our design and development incorporates not only the latest technological advances in materials, software and electronics, but also draws inspiration from abilities and solutions seen in the natural world. All of these combine to provide a robust, easy-to-use and cost-effective modular robotic system that can be deployed across an ever increasing range of tasks.
Philip Norman is the originator of the Robosynthesis modular robotic platform and is the named inventor on a significant portfolio of patents relating to three dimensional modularity, biomimetic mobility and coaxial power and data interfacing and connection.
Philip is Director of Research and Development at Ross Robotics and formerly ran his own architectural and landscape design business in France. R&D collaborations to date have included work on developing planetary rovers with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory forming part of a European Space Agency scheme, the development of modular robotics applications with UK Ministry of Defence designed to protect dismounted soldiers and the development of highly robust modular robotics for use by CERN in the Large Hadron Collider
After graduating from Queens’ College, Cambridge with a degree in Production Engineering Sean joined Morgan Stanley’s London office.
In 2006, he was managing the firm’s European foreign exchange and bond trading division when he resigned to pursue a career change. Since then he has been involved in a number of successful businesses in the renewable energy and technology sectors in the UK.
Dominic has 25 years international experience in the IT & Technology Services sector.
His previous role was Chief Commercial Officer at start-up Arkadin International, an online collaboration services provider. In his 12 year tenure the company expanded into 32 countries, grew to 1,100 employees worldwide with revenues in excess of £200 million and was successfully sold to NTT Communications in 2014
Instant physical reconfiguration makes it easy and fast to adapt the robot for the maintenance and repair of equipment.
For disaster relief where flexibility of operations may be critical, sensors can be mounted on the robot in an easy release mode for use by human operatives.
Sensors and tools can also be fully integrated to ensure reliable data transmission and eliminate the need for extra batteries and chargers.