We’re excited to announce our receipt of a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant that will boost the pace at which we can release our world-leading robotic manipulator systems to market.

From defence.gov.au:

“The Morrison Government has awarded $130,000 in grants to two small businesses looking to build their export capability, as part of a strategic approach to growing Australia’s defence industry exports.

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today announced the latest recipients of the Defence Global Competitiveness Grants.

“The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants seek to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry by supporting small businesses to build export capability,” Minister Price said.

“We know more exporting businesses means more Australian jobs, so we’re giving small business the tools they need to take their products and services to the world.”  

Sydney-based The Reach Roboticsoratory will use their grant to meet accreditation requirements, aiding its ability to sell robotic arms to the US and UK military.

Melbourne’s Natex Engineering will use the grant to increase their capability to meet the quality requirements of defence customers, opening up the potential for $4.1 million in new contracts.

“Helping small businesses become ‘export-ready’ means they can take up opportunities to help them grow and create more jobs,” Minister Price said.”

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Command Pods

Command Pods are a pair of space mouse controllers comprising of left and right units. They are designed to attach to an ROV control tablet and allow full system control from one interface. The Command Pod configuration simplifies control of a dual-manipulator system as operators are able to intuitively control both arms, while still piloting the vehicle.
The joystick model allows for arms to be directed towards a target while the system automatically maps the arms configuration along that path.


Compatible with all Reach Robotics manipulators, the Master Arm controller is available in five and seven-function models to mimic your robotic arm. Achieve unparalleled precision and accuracy while undertaking complex tasks including:
  • Precise placement of probes for crack and corrosion monitoring.
  • Place and recover objects with unmatched dexterity and minimised
  • Attach hooks and shackles consistently.
  • Reach confined areas unreachable with lower degree-of-freedom manipulators
    and traditional control methods.