Force-Multiplying Dexterous Robotic System
Meet Guardian GT:
An award-winning, force-multiplying robotic system with one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a track or wheeled base,
enabling a single operator to do more, safely.
From basic labour-saving tasks like heavy lifting to intricate processes like welding and joining, the human-controlled industrial robot provides an unparalleled combination of dexterity and strength for the operator.
Getting your arms around the toughest tasks™:
- The Guardian® GT robot is a teleoperated, force-multiplying robotic system that amplifies human capabilities through one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a mobile base.
- The Guardian GT system’s modular design allows customers to select the best configuration to complete the task at hand.
- The mobile robot is equipped with seven-foot-long robotic arms that replicate the operator’s motions with unrivaled precision and fluidity, while also augmenting human strength and stamina to assist in lifting heavy objects.
Robotic capability meets human intelligence:
- Modular design configurations enable a wide variety of in-field applications; the operator can safely teleoperate the mobile robot from a control station or can also ride on the back to directly navigate and control the robot
- High-fidelity force feedback enhances the operator’s control of robotic arms
- The system can lift payloads of up to 1,000 pounds1, allowing the operator to lift, move and position heavy items
- Seven-foot robotic arms allow the operator to reach objects up to 7feet2 in front of the base and to the side
Intuitive design with enhanced dexterity:
- Designed for kinematic equivalency to a human operator, the robotic eyes, shoulder, wrist, and end-effectors are placed at the same ratio as the human equivalent, ensuring the most intuitive remote control experience for the operator
- Modelled after human movement, the robotic arms each have 7 degrees of freedom (DOFs) from shoulder to wrist, to mimic the operator’s arm movement
- General-purpose 3-DOF end-effectors enables the operator to use off-the-shelf tools and accomplish delicate tasks (e.g., pushing buttons, operating valves, and flipping switches) while still being able to handle heavy workpieces
- For remote teleoperation control scenarios, built-in stereo cameras combined with operator headgear (featuring stereo vision and head-movement trackers) provide the operator with situational awareness and immersive control of the mobile robot
- Instinctive controls require minimal operator training
Unparalleled safety & task efficiency:
- The system’s heavy-lift capabilities, when combined with either the local or remote controller, enable operators to safely complete critical tasks while avoiding lift-related worker injuries, and in the case of remote operation, exposure to environments that are harmful to humans
- Arms are designed to lock in their current position in the event of power loss for increased safety and workplace protections
Guardian GT Robot Use Cases:
- Commercial & Industrial Applications: Creating new possibilities in industries such as nuclear reactor inspection and maintenance, petroleum, construction, and heavy equipment manufacturing.
- First Responder & Logistics Applications: Revolutionizing palletizing and de-palletizing, loading and unloading supplies, shipboard and in-field logistics erecting temporary shelters, equipment repairs, and more.
- Disaster Recovery & Humanitarian Applications: Saving lives by assisting humans in disaster recovery and other forms of humanitarian assistance, such as Med-Evac and moving rocks and debris in a controlled manner.
- Offering Strength Where It's Needed Most: A human-controlled, force-multiplying robotic system with one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a track or wheeled base, allows a single operator to do more, safely.
- Helping Humans Do More: From basic labour-saving tasks like heavy lifting to more intricate processes like welding and joining, it multiplies individual effectiveness and adds leverage to human capabilities.
Guardian GT in Real Life:
Shipbuilding, Petroleum, Manufacturing
- Handles heavy materials, including sheet metal, for fabrication
- Welds, grinds, cuts and applies protective coatings
- Moves and places heavy-weight components
- Remote teleoperated for nuclear reactor inspection and maintenance
Inventory Mgmt., Warehousing, Production
- Palletizes and de-palletizes inventory
- Loads, unloads and transports supplies
- Erects temporary shelters
- Repairs and exchanges equipment
Disaster Recovery, Government, Transportation
- Provides humanitarian assistance when disaster strikes
- Moves heavy rocks and debris in a controlled manner
- Cuts, drills, crimps or manipulates debris into small forms for removal
- Creates access points for safe entry
- Erects temporary shelters and assists with Med-Evac.
Maximum Strength, Minimal Effort:
- Safety Meets Dexterity: Dual-armed system lifts payloads of up to 1,000 lbs, allowing the operator to move, transport and position heavy items reducing the risk of personal injury
- Robust & Easy to Operate: With the robotic arms acting as a natural extension of the operator’s real-world arm movements, minimal training is required
- Controlled by Humans: Each 7-foot arm boasts 7 degrees of freedom, plus a task set-specific end effector that allows the operator to reach objects four feet in front of the mobile platform
- Unrivalled Power & Mobility: A modified COTS-tracked base can travel at 4 mph through the use of a diesel-fueled engine.
- Dimensions : 84” / 2134 mm (L)
- Weight: Each arm: 750 lb (340 kg)
- Lift Capacity: Two-arm maximum: 1000 lb (454 kg) - One-arm maximum: 500 lb (227 kg)1
- Workspace: Reach and workspace are dependent on the type of base selected
- Power: Hydraulically powered via onboard, self-contained, 3000 psi hydraulic power supply 10 HP (7.5 kW)
- Operating Time:>7 hours on a full tank