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DBI has developed intelligent, autonomous, mobile robots in numerous market sectors that have employed each of
the technologies identified in "Robotics Expertise" below. Some market sectors and illustrations of sample robots,
most of which have been
successfully manufactured and commercialized, appear below. Many of these pics are from "happy snaps"
taken by engineers during projects, so we apologize for their low quality, and hope that this is offset
by their technical and historical value. They are included here to document the extent of our prior
robotics accomplishments, not always acknowledged by the industry. Many of these photos have never been
Click on each thumbnail sketch, (which are shown in normalized aspect ratio for the sake of symmetry in the table),
to see the picture larger and in greater detail. Holding the mouse over a thumbnail sketch and waiting a second
or two without clicking the button will result in the robot's identity being disclosed.
To see each currently available robot and to read their specifications in greater detail,
please go to the "Products" page of this web site. (Go to Products)
• Materials Handling
• Pipeline Maintenance
• Oil Exploration
• Floor care
• Walking Robots
• Toxic Waste Treatment
• Smart Sensors
• Navigation and Guidance Systems
• Consultation and Prototyping
Click on each picture to see larger image.
Branch & Associates Pty. Ltd., now trading as Denning Branch International (DBI),
was the world's first and is still among the most experienced of mobile robotics companies. We have
unsurpassed technical expertise, development know-how, production experience, market knowledge,
industry knowledge and proprietary technology.
Summarizing our skills: we are able to developed rapidly, inexpensively, and with guaranteed
results, advanced technology and marketable products. We are able to simultaneously ensure
performance specifications and production cost expectations to reach a target market price point.
Included in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology repertoire are speech recognition, speech generation,
natural language understanding, scene analysis, pattern recognition, task planning, path planning, object recognition
and object interaction.
Included in the Autonomous Robotics technology repertoire are local mapping, global mapping, world modeling,
local guidance, global path planning, sensor fusion, user interfaces, ergonomics, mechanical design, walking
mechanics, materials science, power systems, alternative power systems, manipulator design, task integration,
and autonomous navigation and guidance.
Our robots include innovative designs in such diverse areas as stair climbing suitcases, stair climbing wheelchairs, log haulage for forestry, rubber plantation harvesters, small fruit harvesters, household and industrial floor cleaning, walking robots for industry and leisure, sophisticated hobby robots that talk and navigate, and our mainstay robots for education and research.
Denning Branch International introduced the world's first successful mobile robot product, the Tasman Turtle educational robot in 1979; the world's first truly autonomous navigation and guidance system, the Parametric Mapping System in 1984; the world's first mass produced robots, Elami and its derivative Omnibot in 1985; the world's first household robot vacuum cleaners, General Electric Plastic's Florbot in 1989 and Moulinex's low cost D'Entrecasteaux in 1993, and until our departure from full time robotics in 1997, had conceived, developed, manufactured and sold more robots that the rest of the industry combined.
Denning Branch International has a well developed business unit developing or completing projects for clients.
Where necessary we inject our proprietary technology into the client project to stave off failure or increase
chances of technical and commercial success.
Apart from selling robots, our services in the robotics industry include:
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