We increase productivity and efficiency of operations, enable new capabilities and operations in the field, and minimize human exposure to hazardous situations by integrating robotic and automated technical solutions.
Our robotics and automation solutions support a wide range of applications and industries.
Oil and Gas
We incorporate industry-leading robotic manipulators, end effectors and tools, sensors, control systems, and vision technologies to execute mission-critical tasks in highly-complex environments.
Our expertise and extensive experience have established the group’s position as a principal provider of mechanical, electronic, and software support for robotic projects at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Keeping military and law enforcement personnel safe
The Terabot family of robotic arms includes a range of multi-degrees-of-freedom (DOF), all-electric manipulators. These robotic systems augment the ability of the operators to work in hazardous environments by limiting or eliminating direct human interaction with dangerous items or situations.
Terabot-S offers an excellent payload-to-weight ratio and is platform independent, enabling the fitting of the manipulator to virtually any unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The robotic arm features an optional spatially correspondent (SC) master user interface for incredibly intuitive control—enabling the operator to focus on the task, not the robot.
- Flexible system performs complex tasks
- Intuitive control greatly minimizes requirements for training and reduces user error
- Quick-release interface allows easy installation of tools and sensors
- Joint clutches protect against overloads
- Supports operations in harsh environmental conditions
Safely Performing complex operations in harsh environments
Our specially-engineered robotic technology focuses on increasing the productivity, safety, and cost efficiency in the space exploration, aerospace, subsea, military, disaster response, and automotive industries.
Reducing Risk and Increasing Productivity
Many systems operating in harsh environments, from satellites in space to offshore oil and gas platforms, were designed to be serviced by human technicians. Anthropomorphic robots mimic human physiology and use tools to perform safe and complex operations in harsh—and sometimes dangerous—environments.
Oceaneering continues to play a pivotal role in the development of humanoid robotic technology.
In-Space Assembly using Oceaneering’s Small Robotic Arm
Enabling new capabilities in space
Working with industry partners, we developed a robust, highly-capable, and autonomous robotics system. This system is capable of manufacturing and assembling structures in space. Robotics in space enables several new capabilities, including the ability to perform repair and upgrade spacecraft on orbit.
Our robotic system includes a robotic manipulator, gripper with a 6-axis force/torque sensor, and a control module. The six-degrees-of-freedom, 36-inch-reach robotic manipulator and gripper are capable of various movements and tasks.
- Moving and rigidly supporting payload elements or hardware
- Moving and assembling payload elements or hardware
- Supporting 12 lb, fully extended, in a nominal 1G testing atmosphere
- Precisely grabbing and positioning mating features on hardware
This fully-functional manipulator has completed thermal-vacuum testing and is ready for integration into future flight demonstrations.
Space photos credit: NASA