Biomimicry octopus

Can an octopus teach a robot how to hold an apple?

Advancing robotics and automation

Did you know octopus arms are so dextrous they can throw and catch objects, and open jars? Now, scientists are using them as the inspiration for robots that can hold fragile objects.

At PA, we also take a different perspective to create ingenious robots. For example, we’ve designed and built an advanced robotic arm capable of crafting personalised products to order. And our design experts at Essential, part of PA, are designing and modelling autonomous robots that can explore the ocean and gather vast amounts of data for underwater drone start-up Hydroswarm.

And we’re improving the wellbeing of carers and patients by launching Europe’s first collaborative robots in care as part of our Argenti Care Technology. They’re increasing the strength and stability of carers so they can better support patients.

Cobots - Collaborative Robots in Care

Taking robotics and automation in unexpected directions

Some of our robotics and artificial intelligence work takes very different forms. We’re:

  • Increasing access to doctors and nurses by designing a revolutionary telepresence robot for telehealth software company, InTouch Health, that can connect medical professionals to patients everywhere
  • Improving user experiences by creating artificial intelligence that recognises people across different data systems at Rabobank, automatically integrating and standardising their information
  • Saving the lives of troops in Afghanistan by turning military Land Rovers destined for the scrap heap into remote-controlled robotic mine detectors for the UK Ministry of Defence
  • Accelerating the adoption of autonomous cars by advising governments and industry on how to fill gaps in critical areas.

About PA

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster.

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