Welcome to TEC Robotics
Turing Elisara Corporation Ltd is based in Derby, England and is the UK’s Advanced Robotics and Cognitive Science company, providing advanced robotic systems designed to work effectively with people and for people.
TEC provides its advanced services and products to businesses that have demanding and challenging tasks to undertake.
TEC provides its customers fully qualified and experienced robotic engineers, programming engineers, technology and resources to deliver practical and effective solutions in mission-critical and high-performance applications such as Amazon Plc warehouses.
TEC works with leading universities such as MIT, UHI and Derby University and other technology providers such as Boston Dynamics to ensure that the most relevant technology is considered for each application. Crucially for high technology applications, TEC works closely with customers to understand their problems and adopt a risk-sharing approach.
robots of tomorrow
Robots, by their very definition, are adaptable, and yet current robots are clearly limited to a relatively small range of tasks.
A robot to tackle any task has been TEC`s ultimate goal in the foreseeable future. TEC the general-purpose universal robot is a realistic prospect that our robotic engineers are working on currently.
The individual demands of each application and environment mean that even the most adaptable robots currently available can only perform well in a small range of surroundings and a specific range of tasks.
TEC robot technology has developed to the stage where few applications and tasks are beyond the capabilities of a specifically developed robot system.
TEC`s approach is to try and provide the best of both worlds; specifically developed systems to meet the challenges of difficult environment and tasks, but universal technology to maintain cost-effectiveness.
TEC achieve this by developing and maintaining our control and sensor interpretation technology components within a generic framework (abstracted as functional and operational architectures).
This allows specific developments to be undertaken cost-effectively by maximising the re-use of technology from other applications.
Cognitive science is the study of cognitive processes in humans and animals and can be thought of as those processes which make humans and animals intelligent.
By extension Cognitive Science also covers the study of mechanisms that allow machines to mimic the processes or behaviour of intelligent life aka artificial intelligence.
TEC`s interest in Cognitive Science is in developing robots that exhibit behaviours that would typically be thought of as intelligent. TEC is developing autonomous robots with the capabilities that make our systems more robust, safer and easier to control. These can range from ‘simple’ collision avoidance systems to complete task level schema (e.g. “drill a hole at this point”).
Our second interest in Cognitive Science is the way the operator interacts with the robot. This area covers the skills and abilities the operator needs, the layout of the controls and information (and how that facilitates information transfer and control) and the nature of the interaction (i.e. whether the machine, operator or both are controlling a specific part of the operation, where relevant information exists and how information is transferred when needed).
For complex, or hazardous, applications this often overlooked aspect of robot systems can be crucial to the safe and effective operation of the process.
Prototype development covers a wide range of activities that are characterised by the development of a single, advanced robotic system or sub-systems.
Prototype development can range from rapid (from days to a few weeks) development for an urgent operational requirement (usually restricted to a small robot vehicle or a simple application) through to the development of a unique, complex machine for a mission-critical application.
Although prototype systems are not designed for later replication, they are built using client agreed quality procedures appropriate to the application, timescale and budget.
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