Multi-robot cooperation

A robot assembly where multiple robots can physically join together to perform a single operation

The invention, which originates from the National Composites Centre via HVM Catapult funding, relates to a new level of robot cooperation enabling tasks to be conducted to a higher level of precision. In particular, multiple robots can physically connect to the same end-effector in a non-conflicting manner to perform a single operation, e.g. drilling. The enhanced precision is derived from the improved stability of the connected robot assembly, which reduces the cantilever and play inherent in a robot working on its own

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