Existing Applications of Micro-Robotics Products
Existing Micro-Robotics Applications
Here are some miniature application stories to give you an idea of what our products are capable of.
You may also like to see our Design Portfolio which shows some of the custom boards we have designed and manufactured.
Micro-Robotics developed a new general-purpose datalogger for the
the British Antarctic Survey, based on our VM2 single board microcontroller.
The VM2 drives dual redundant memory cards, a satellite modem, GPS module, RS232 ports and a webserver-based user interface. Its low power sleep mode is critical in extending battery life over the Antarctic winter.
Javelins are 'installed' by releasing them from an aircraft. They have been carefully designed to emplace in the snow and ice correctly at a terminal velocity of 120mph.
The VM2 controller reads a GPS module and sends back data over an Iridium (satellite) modem. VM2's low power sleep mode is essential to extend the Javelin's working life.
The British Antarctic Survey has commissioned Micro-Robotics to produce the controller-datalogger for a new instrument to measure ice-sheet thickness. The instrument is based on a new FMCW range-finding radar developed at UCL.
A VM2 controller drives a 16-bit ADC, dual redundant memory cards, a satellite modem and a webserver-based user interface. Its low power sleep mode is critical in extending battery life over the Antarctic winter.
- Scientific instruments
- Medical instruments
- Security systems (buildings and vehicles)
- Public transport
- Asset tracking (GPS, GPRS)
- Environmental control (building management)
- Vending machines
- Broadcast systems (monitoring and control)
- Trade launches
- Leisure (golf courses, swimming pools)
- Mining and quarrying
- Power distribution
- Industrial automation
- Testing and quality control
- Construction industry
- Offshore installations
- Signs and displays
- Retail (baking, refrigeration)
- Film and television (animatronics)
- Water companies