From the HDMS dual-arm manipulation system to the mall, lightweight manipulators, such as the DM4-A2, RE2 Robotics is known for its modular manipulation systems. All of our robotic arm technologies grew out of our defense R&D efforts. In 2006, RE2 won its first SBIR grant from the U.S. Army to develop a Small Robotic Toolkit, consisting of a simple manipulator arm with interchangeable end-effector tools. From there, the company received numerous new R&D programs to develop manipulators to assist the warfighter. We continued to receive R&D funding to develop robotic technologies that keep users out of harm’s way. In particular, our work to develop robotic manipulator arms for EOD missions, robotic technologies to support combat medics in the field and assist wounded warriors with on-base automated transportation, became central to our R&D efforts.
Today, after working on dozens of R&D programs for the U.S. Department of Defense, our team of seasoned engineers and researchers, are taking our development efforts to the next level. We are working on a variety of unmanned underwater, air, assistive technology and autonomy programs to that utilize our manipulation, human robot interface, interoperability standards, system integration, simulation and autonomy capabilities.
ASSISTED HEALTHCARE R&D
In addition to the work that we are doing for the Department of Defense in the area of assistive robotics, we are also applying our robotic manipulator expertise to the assistive healthcare market. From the integration of a robotic arm onto a wheelchair to simulating the effects of exoskeletons and wearable assistive technologies on humans, we are expanding our robotics expertise to improve the quality of life for people with limited mobility.