Technology

The key output of this project is to deliver a viable robotic arm to be used with an observation/Intermediate class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of offshore structures, specifically for ocean energy devices and their power and operation cables, moorings, junction boxes, repeaters, etc. The robotic arm must be able to perform tasks similar to the ones that are performed by divers. This performance will be evaluated in the low depth testing with underwater dexterity tests.

The Kraken final system is a result of three distinctive components to be develop and manufactured within this project. A seven degree of freedom (eight function) 3D printed titanium robotic arm, a mechanical docking system and an intuitive human robot master interface.

As easy as moving your own arm. The optic human-robot interface interacts with the mechanical docking system and the robotic arms of Kraken tele-replicating the human hand motion. As easy as moving your own arm. The optic human-robot interface interacts with the mechanical docking system and the robotic arms of Kraken tele-replicating the human hand motion.