RUR undertake several types of studies for clients. Often, these studies form the early part of a development programme where the client is trying to scope out the technical feasibility, risk and development costs. Types of study contract undertaken by RUR include:
Often undertaken for government departments or large corporate R&D department, the technology review aims to establish the state of art in robotics or advanced automation in a particular application area. RUR, with its strong links to Universities, small high technology companies and the National Advanced Robotics Research Centre, is well placed to undertake such state of art reviews. However, despite the considerable background database, such reviews can involve substantial research in the particular application area together with targeted site visits to leading practitioners. Increasingly the technology review is being undertaken by smaller, technology-based companies to confirm the market trends and leading competitors.
Concept studies are aimed at establishing the type of automated approach or robotic approach that would suit an application. As such this is a very early “look-see” at the