Experts in grasping and manipulation for robots

Shadow designs and manufactures state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands & related systems. We’re one of Britain’s longest-running robotics firms and the leading experts for technology around grasping and manipulation for robotics. As well as office in the UK, we have recently opened an office in Madrid, Spain, which is a wholly owned subsidiary.

We have over 20 years experience of Innovate UK and European research projects (FP7 and H2020) as researcher, developer and end-user. Shadow’s broad expertise in robotics allows our engineers to engage in unique projects, helping our clients solve difficult problems through bespoke systems. See our About page to learn more.

Our love for robotics has also helped us to venture into new areas:


Artificial Intelligence

We recently partnered with OpenAI, a San Francisco-based AI research company, for the second time to prove that agents trained in simulation can effectively perform human-like tasks without real-world replication of training.

Teleoperation, telepresence and telerobots

The Shadow Robot Company is proud to be a part of a new technological advancement stemming from a collaboration between a global engineering team. Together, we have pioneered the world’s first telerobot to transmit touch to the operator from around the world.