Roles in the project
TITLE: Marine robots and dexterous manipulation for enabling
autonomous underwater multipurpose intervention missions
GOAL: Development of methodologies enabling an Intervention AUV
to execute multipurpose tasks involving automatic
identification and manipulation of target objects.
Graal Tech designed and developed the robotic manipulator, by adopting a modular approach. The resulting TRIDENT arm represents the first prototype of the current UMA system.
Graal Tech played also an important role during the integration phase, when a robotic hand, developed by another partner, was mounted on the arm wrist. and when the overall arm-hand system was fitted on the I-AUV.
During the different phases of the project several functional tests were performed in pool: on the arm only, on the arm-hand system and on the manipulation system integrated on the I-AUV.
The final successful demo was carried out at sea in Mallorca.