Ground vehicles maker teams up with robotics specialist

Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Jonny Williamson

Fibre optic connector manufacturer LEMO has been supporting the Swiss startup ROVENSO, who was a finalist of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Robotics Challenge.

Robotics specialist LEMO has been supporting the Swiss startup ROVENSO.

The IAEA Robotics Challenge was held in Brisbane, Australia, and the goal was to identify robots (with the help of a robotics specialist) that will assist IAEA inspectors in carrying out their tasks.

More specifically, repetitive measurement and stock identification tasks in harsh environment areas exposed to high radiation levels.

Thomas Estier, ROVENOS’s co-founder and CEO, said: “Automating these scenarios is perfectly aligned with the mission of ROVENSO.

“We make agile robots to keep workers out of harm’s way in challenging terrains and harsh environments, so we are really excited to show how ROVENSO performs in these scenarios, discover the best strategies from other teams and compare the different hardware solutions.”

Thomas Estier said: “The participation to this challenge is the very first result of a long-term collaboration between our two companies. It’s great to find industrial partners in Switzerland that put a high priority on innovation and are actually spending time, energy and money to work with startups.”

LEMO’s innovation manager, Mathieu Menet, said: “We are very excited to participate along with ROVENSO in this robotic challenge. The challenge allows international robotic experts to compete and check the suitability of new robotic solution to perform control tasks.

“Further to this competition, our long-term collaboration with ROVENSO will enable LEMO to extend his portfolio of solutions by developing a specific range of connectors dedicated to the robotics industry.”