Robotics and Autonomy-Robotics – Manipulators, Platforms and Vehicles


Robotic head looking at holographic images

Robotic technologies include fixed manipulators, which perform physical actions such as assembly, lifting, welding or bomb disposal; as well as moving air, ground and water platforms and vehicles. These technologies offer a number of business benefits, including increased safety and increased productivity. Robots are used to tackle the challenges faced by a diverse range of sectors: from manufacturing and process plants, to healthcare, defence, retail and agriculture.

Applying robotics to your organisation’s systems can:

  • Increase your product quality
  • Increase the speed of your activities
  • Provide new ways of delivering your organisational needs
  • Improve safety, by removing the need for personnel to be in hazardous environments, handle dangerous objects or lift heavy loads
  • Improve organisational flexibility.

However, the application of new technology can also lead to challenges, particularly in complex industries with mission critical operations. Robotics and autonomy are disruptive technologies and organisations who take advantage of the innovative solutions they offer are likely to gain an advantage over their competition.

At Frazer-Nash, we can help you understand the benefits – as well as the challenges – of utilising advanced assistive and collaborative robotic technologies. We can work with you to identify how, and when to implement robots into your organisation, and to realise the support they can provide to your human workforce.

We help you understand and exploit the opportunities robotics and autonomous systems deliver across a wide range of sectors, from robotic arms to unmanned ground, air, surface and underwater vehicles. Our breadth of expertise supports you in all stages of your journey, from feasibility investigation to accreditation and operation.

Our robotics expertise

  • Technology assessment and adoption strategy development
  • System requirement development
  • Design and development
  • Testing and simulation
  • Understanding availability, reliability and maintainability
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electronic systems
  • Embedded software
  • Automation
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)