Robotics

We work at the forefront of all the core technologies needed to develop enhanced robotics and automation systems for industrial and consumer applications, delivering the solutions that precisely fit our clients’ business opportunities.

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From robotic assistants to intelligent logistics automation to machinery capable of independent operation in environments that would imperil human operators, robotics is transforming society.  

Enabled by core technologies that are rapidly becoming more powerful, robotics and automation are reducing industry’s dependency on the availability of a manufacturing workforce, are eliminating the need to expose human operators to dangerous environments and will allow us to assign increasingly complex tasks and services to robots. This will transform industrial production and society more broadly, and for the better. 

To realise this vision to capture particular business opportunities, we need to solve technical development challenges involving a set of fast-moving core technologies, in mechatronics, sensors and haptics, machine intelligence, vision and object recognition, and cloud and communications. Depending on the application, these technologies allow us to create robots with greater perception and cognition, which in turn brings greater productivity or enables new business models. 

In many industries, future robots and automation solutions will have greater perception, based on greater sensing ability and sensory data processing, allowing them to better recognise objects, detect obstacles, understand boundaries, develop situational awareness, check for task completeness or identify conditions that make task completion unsafe. 

For example, manufacturing robots with greater tactile intelligence as well as better end effectors and dexterity can improve performance and take on tasks previously beyond the scope of automation.  

Mobile robots and heavy machinery can become more aware of their environment, and other robots, and thus capable of more autonomous operation, or robot-robot collaboration, to enable new business models. 

All of this requires data processing, and there is a balance to be struck between low-latency processing aboard the equipment, for example for safety critical decisions, and off-loading data processing to the cloud, for example for maintenance prediction and interfacing with other digitalised enterprise workflows. 

But whatever the business drivers in an industry, robotic solutions need to be achieved without compromising the safety of co-workers or the cost of ownership. 

What we do

TTP solves technical challenges and develops custom robotic and automation solutions to precisely fit the business opportunity. We are experts in all the core enabling technologies and offer unrivalled technical insight and capability, ranging from modelling and simulation to prototyping and testing of robotic systems and enhanced automation solutions in our world-class facilities. 

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