Human dexterity, anywhere in the world
The Tactile Telerobot is the world’s first robotic system capable of transmitting realistic touch feedback to an operator located anywhere in the world. HaptX Gloves let you control robotic hands and let you feel what the robots touch. HaptX developed this telerobot alongside the Converge Robotics Group, a consortium formed by international companies to advance what’s possible in haptics and robotics. Read more about Converge Robotics Group.
Worldwide touch, world-class technology
Converge’s Tactile Telerobot integrates three products, each the leader in its respective category. HaptX Gloves bring industrial-grade haptic feedback and natural interaction for precise and intuitive input control. Shadow Dexterous Hands mimic human hand dexterity, replicating the movements and position of the human operator’s hand. SynTouch BioTac sensors capture tactile information and transmits haptic feedback data back to the operator’s hand with high accuracy and low latency.
The Tactile Telerobot is a first-of-its-kind system and is now available for advanced research and development in teleoperation.
Key benefits of The Tactile Telerobot:
- Natural interaction
Robot operators intuitively control robotic hands, with little to no training required.
- Realistic haptic feedback
Tactile and force feedback give the operator critical control information, improving speed and reducing errors.
- High dexterity
Capture of full range of hand motion
- Precise control
Sub-millimeter motion capture accuracy
- Remote operation
Control robot from anywhere in the world
The Tactile Telerobot in the news
Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon
The Tactile Telerobot made its public debut in June 2019 at the Amazon re:MARS conference. You can read more about our demo for Jeff Bezos in this GeekWire article.
Controlling these robotic arms was the coolest thing I did at CES 2020 [...]
The whole package reframes how some industry jobs will work... telerobotics could make geographic location irrelevant for a new wave of jobs. [...]
This could be a helpful asset in hazardous situations, such as diffusing a bomb, deep-sea exploration, and repairing the exterior of the ISS. [...]
The new technology enables unprecedented precision remote-control of a robotic hand. [...]
The hands don't just mirror the movement of the person wearing the gloves — they're designed to transmit the feeling of touch, known as haptic or tactile feedback. [...]
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets a laugh out of his round with a robotic arm at re:MARS conference. [...]
What’s really unique about this is the HaptX tactile feedback system... It’s one of the most magical tech experiences I’ve ever had. [...]
"This is not haptics as you and I are accustomed to... It truly feels like you’ve reached your arm across the Atlantic, go go gadgetstyle." [...]
Get in touch with HaptX
The Tactile Telerobot has broad applicability in industrial, medical, and government use cases. Please contact us if your organization would like to procure a Tactile Telerobot, or if you would like to use HaptX Gloves in other areas of robotic research and development.
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