Reach Robotics is excited to launch the expanded class of Reach X manipulators – a series of modular and highly dexterous multitools for portable subsea intervention. Initially designed for the mission-critical defense sector, Reach X is increasingly regarded as the world’s leading complex inspection and intervention solution to replace human divers in harsh underwater environments.

Displaying the new system at Oceanology International 2024 in London, Reach Robotics invites attendees of the show to discover the modular series of manipulators set to simplify offshore intervention: The Reach X2, X3, X5 & X7.

Developed for critical mission success

Designed with collaborative input from the US and UK militaries, the Reach X was built to answer key criteria that served mission-critical applications for maritime and naval defence, such as mine clearance and EOD. These criteria include human-like dexterity, a high-power but lightweight formfactor and reliability in field. The resulting Reach X manipulator is a best-in-class system that performs high-risk applications with portable ROVs.

Expanded for complex commercial intervention

Since the release of Reach X to the subsea defence market, Reach Robotics has experienced growing demand from the Commercial sector for modular light-weight manipulators with that same high-dexterity X-factor.

Intending to fill the capability gap between human divers and large work-class manipulators, commercial operators are seeking portable solutions for offshore asset integrity management (AIM). AIM campaigns are essential for offshore energy and research sectors with subsea infrastructure, but often come with high operational costs and complex logistics footprints.

The highly dexterous Reach X manipulators are set to simplify this by enabling more with less. Prioritising modularity, versatility and field serviceability, the Reach X is an adaptive robotic multitool facilitating non-destructive testing (NDT) and complex intervention for commercial expeditions. With proven integration on leading portable ROV and UGV platforms, the Reach X provides a step-change in capability to the commercial remote operations community.

A track record in advanced underwater technology

Making underwater robotics arms is no small task. Supported by seven years of innovation, customer feedback and development cycles, Reach Robotics technology continues to dominate the portable subsea intervention landscape. Though new to market, the Reach X manipulator draws on the track record of engineering and manufacturing excellence that comes from having built, tested and shipped close to 1000 systems to date.

Reach Robotics is proud to launch the expansion of Reach X, a modular series of advanced intervention multitools set to push the boundaries of capability with portable ROVs.

About Reach Robotics

Reach Robotics is extending human reach into harsh environments by creating tough, durable, advanced manipulation and perception systems. Our systems enable clients in mission-critical Defense and Commercial sectors to remotely inspect their infrastructure and intervene in their environment. We help our clients multiply their efficiency, eliminate risk, and improve safety. Reach Robotics was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with additional team members in the US and UK.

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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.