Tactile Telerobot

with HaptX Gloves

Tactile Telerobot with HaptX Gloves

Your hands, anywhere in the world

The Tactile Telerobot is the world’s first haptic telerobotic system that transmits 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 The Tactile Telerobot in collaboration with Shadow Robot Company, SynTouch, and All Nippon Airways.


Worldwide touch, world-class technology

The 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. When all three of these products come together, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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

“Weirdly natural... That is really impressive. The tactile feedback is tremendous.”

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.

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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