Shadow Robot

September 14th 2016

How Future Space welcomed an esteemed robotics company to its list of pioneering science and technology companies

One of the UK's longest-running robotics companies, Shadow Robot, has opened a new office in Bristol's Future Space which is based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), adjacent to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL). Shadow was founded in 1987 by a group of robotics enthusiasts in North London. Since then the group evolved into one of the longest running robotics companies in the UK. Shadow has been developing robotics technologies and using them to solve problems since its inception. Shadow Robot are a partner in the Innovate UK-funded CHIRON project, a two-year programme to design care robotics for the future, partnering with the BRL and Designability, amongst others.  

“Having an office in Bristol is perfect for us. We have many links out here in the West of England, and it's a great base for us to work closer with our partners on the CHIRON project. We're also keen to build new relationships in this area, and Future Space seems like the best possible fit for us in terms of location and links to other innovators and businesses.”

Rich Walker, Managing Director at Shadow Robot

For the last ten years, Shadow has delivered exciting engineering projects for clients with outstanding work in Mechanical, Electronic, Software and Pneumatic Engineering. Our collaborations range from theatre projects with Leeds University and Museum Animatronics, to working with both NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) and universities throughout the world. Two recent projects include the award-winning TV program 'How to Build a Bionic Man’ (‘The Incredible Bionic Man’ in the US) and the development of the ground-breaking Moley Robotic Kitchen. Shadow is currently applying robotic manipulation technologies to a range of areas, from research into robot hands through to applications in marine, logistics and agriculture.

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