OCEAN EXPLORATION & RESEARCH

Do more for your research field with the world's most compact, dexterous, lightweight manipulator. Reach into confined areas and handle fragile samples with ease.

ROBOTIC SOLUTIONS FOR
OCEAN SCIENCE

ideal for MARINE RESEARCHERs

  • Master Arm enabled – reduce training and mission time
  • Active compliance on rotate and end-effector joints provide protection against overload and collision.
  • Robust and High Grip Strength for secure tool holding. Grab with confidence.
  • Soft Jaw tooling and other end-effector options to suit your research.
  • High dexterity manipulation. Multiply your capability beyond a standard grabber to reach complex locations.

Boxfish Robotics Luna ROV with Alpha Grabber amongst marine life 

REVOLUTIONARY ROBOTIC ARMS FOR OCEAN SCIENCE

Master Arm Controlled
Master Arm Enabled - Reduce
Mission Time
High Grip Strength
Adjustable Grip Strength
Feature Measurement Tools
Feature Measurement
Tools
Reliability
Reliable and Field Tested

CUSTOMISABLE AND RELIABLE

Sampling Tool Kits, High Precision to <1cm, Multiple End-Effector Options

APPLICATIONS

Our small, smart robotic arms are increasing the opportunities of oceanography research by expanding the exploration capabilities of marine biologists, subsea explorers, and diving enthusiasts. The adjustable grip force feature of our lightweight manipulators and interchangeable end effectors offers dynamic possibility – pick up a sea urchin or cut a cable!

  • Organism Sampling
  • Sediment and Water Sampling
  • Delicate organism investigation with gentle handling.
  • Selective sterilisation of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish and other pests.
  • Recovery of objects, debris, and ocean junk.
  • Placement and recovery of sensors.
Have a specific application in mind? Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Reach Alpha Soft Jaws for delicate handling and recovery of marine organisms

OCEAN SCIENCE RESEARCH READY

Tough and Reliable

Compatible with industry-standard NDT sensor technology

Versatile End-Effectors for Multiple Missions

Fully Submersible Micro IP Camera for Close Inspection

“Have had the pleasure of using the Reach Robotics 5 function arm coupled with master arm controller for a number of days on a deep water project and it is a great piece of equipment, just like having your hands down there on the ROV. Has made it easy to achieve the results we were after”.

David Whillas, Manager, Topaz Subsea

OUR CLIENTS IN OCEAN SCIENCE

Versatile and Effective

Reach X

Adaptive remote intervention for critical forces
The Reach X manipulator series is designed for mission-critical remote intervention. With best-in-class performance, this versatile system enables operators to cut, grab, recover & disarm using portable ROVs.
Strong Lightweight Compact
6kg+ Lift 1.6kg Water 50mm ⌀

Reach bravo

Strong and dexterous for complex intervention

Our most rugged electric manipulator, the Reach Bravo is changing the way remote operations are conducted by inspection and intervention class vehicles. Ideal for inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR).

Strong Lightweight Compact
10kg+ Lift 4.5kg Water 80mm ⌀

Reach alpha

Lightweight and smart for advanced manipulation

The world’s most lightweight, all-electric manipulator for portable ROVs, offering a complete solution for close inspection and intervention in confined or complex spaces.

Strong Lightweight Compact
2kg+ Lift 900g Water 40mm ⌀

MANIPULATORS FOR ALL MISSIONS

Versatile and Effective

Reach Bravo
for larger platforms

Reach Alpha
for smaller platforms

PAVING THE WAY

INDUSTRIES WE SERVE

Our manipulator arms and robotic systems enable complex inspection and intervention in mission-critical industries and harsh environments. Discover the domains we operate in:

object retrieval
Special Recovery
offshore energy
Offshore Energy
Naval forces
Naval Forces
Ocean Science
Ocean Science
Commercial Diving
Commercial Diving
robotics research
Robotics Research
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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.

MASTER ARMS

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
    workload.
  • Attach hooks and shackles consistently.
  • Reach confined areas unreachable with lower degree-of-freedom manipulators
    and traditional control methods.