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January 11, 2019
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Equinor Technology Ventures enters into a LOOP agreement with Grip Offshore AS

The project will mature and develop an electric manipulator (arm) to be used on a Work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV). There is identified a first user, and the manipulator will be tested out at a field at the NCS.

The project will mature and develop an electric manipulator (arm) to be used on a Work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV). There is identified a first user, and the manipulator will be tested out at a field at the NCS.

Grip Offshore’s standardized smart actuator will form the robotic joints. The electrical manipulator will have seven degrees of freedom and have a design similar to Schillings' Titan 4. Furthermore, the manipulator shall have physical capabilities comparable to the Titan 4.

The electrical manipulator will have motion control capabilities that are superior to its hydraulic counterpart. This project will cover the development of a motion control software enabling the use of a Titan 4 control joystick. Moreover, the motion control software will present a demonstration of the manipulators' motion control capabilities.

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