A number of existing robot platforms are used and developed on the TRA project.
The first two robots — Care-o-bot (top) and Sunflower (bottom) — are based in the University of Hertfordshire Robot House. They have been used previously to examine home-assistance scenarios in which physical and/or cognitive assistance was provided to human volunteers.
The third robot, BERT 2, is part of the Cooperative Human Robot Interactive Systems (CHRIS) project on which it was first used. BERT 2 has been used to examine manufacturing scenarios in which it collaborated with human colleagues to complete manufacturing tasks, including dynamic component handovers (top) and product manufacture (bottom). BERT 2 is based at BRL's custom robot test and evaluation facility.