Meet “Shakey” – the world’s first robot to embody artificial intelligence. Shakey could perceive its surroundings, logically deduce implicit facts from explicit ones, navigate from place to place, make a plan to achieve a goal, monitor the execution of a plan in the real world, recover from errors in plan execution, improve its planning abilities through learning, and communicate in simple English. Shakey was created from 1966-72 by the Artificial Intelligence Center at Stanford Research Institute
Our company Shakey Robotics Innovators Ltd has taken the
name of this first ever robot to ensure its memory, and the pioneering efforts of the team of engineering innovators that led its development, never fades!
Staying true to everything that Shakey stood for in 1966 - for each and every unique project we assemble a team of leading academia and business innovators, all world leaders in their respective fields, as we look to develop the next generation of robotic devices for the benefit of future generations.
Current projects :- UK MOD - Subsea Hull Cleaning and inspection device, which requires to operate autonomously in all sea conditions, navigate, clean, inspect, record and transmit data as required.
Collaborartion Team assembled :-
Project Technical Director T.Rhodes B.Sc.(Hons) is a highly Innovative and Creative Engineering Manager recognised for leading and developing teams and processes to support Technological improvements across a wide range of industry sectors. 25 year career gained within the Subsea Industry with current managerial responsibility for software development, electronic systems and mechanical engineering.
As a technology provider, Tim specialises in researching information, communicating with senior management, specifying technical proposals and making decisions to solve problems. He has developed a number of Patents that have supported several multinationals as technically advanced providers of products and services
Fearsome is a well respected product design, build and engineering consultancy with past experience developing a variety of subsea products. Chairman of Shakey Robotics Stephen Govenlock, has worked with them on numerous projects, in particular the submarine rescue vehicle refurb and a robotic handling capability for a swimmer delivery vehicle (SDR), when working with James Fisher Defence.
Its Autonomy & Spatial Modelling team lead the world
in the development of novel and innovative
technology systems in this area.
Having created a suite of technologies, consisting of optimised autonomous marine and land navigation, predictive maintenance scheduling and dynamically constrained resource optimisation, as well as high volume data processing AI capabilities to work through inconsistent data sets to provide analysis ensuring situational and circumstantial awareness.
Barrnon Ltd, led by Andy Barr, are world leaders in the development of robotic devices and cleaning technology to enable the cleaning of Nuclear waste from spent fuel tanks. An international company with active operations in UK, the USA and Japan with a track record of innovation over the last 10 years second to none.
Barrnon - Hyrdro Spider
The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is a £100M research hub developing Robotics, Artificial intelligence and Autonomous Systems. It is JV between Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities with a multi-disciplinary ecosystem covering machine learning, AI, microsystems, neural computation, phonics, dependable systems, language cognition, human-robot interaction, image processing, control systems, manufacturing research and ocean systems.
ORCA is a £36M programme run by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. It aims to support a long-term industry vision for semi-autonomous offshore energy field, operated, inspected and maintained from shore. It also aims to translate science into commercial products and services and exploit cross sector opportunities including space, nuclear, environmental monitoring and defence.
Soft Systems Group
The Soft Systems Group is part of Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh. They use a wide range of bioinspired engineering approaches to tackle the most challenges issues facing industry and society today. Areas of expertise include sensors, robotics, microfluids, diagnostics, bioelectronics. They have a particular interest in soft and adaptable robots for use in extreme environments
Simon Marr, Research Consultant
Simon Marr, is a Chartered Engineer whose early career was spent developing real-time mission-critical SCADA systems. For the last 10 years Simon has worked primarily in Subsea Asset Integrity in various business development roles in Digital Video, Robotics, Simulation and Intervention. Simon currently works for the University of Edinburgh Bayes Centre for Data-Driven Innovation and is focussed on developing relationships with industry to support Centres for Doctorial Training, Contract and Collaborative Research Projects and investment in Entrepreneurial activities across all data-aligned Schools and Centres of Excellence. Simon can connect this project team with research expertise in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, ORCA Hub, Stokes Research Group, and more widely tap into expertise in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Autonomy and Security across the rest of the University and advise on co-funding and investment opportunities.