Remote operation of subsea robotic manipulators is inherently linked to the quality of available control methods. A good controller is intuitive, allowing the operators focus to remain on the task rather than the technical setup. Discover Reach Robotics control devices, designed to offer our customers a seamless operating experience and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our manipulator systems.

Master Arm

Mimic controller with 1-1 joint matching

Command Pods

Full system control with ROV interface



With one-to-one joint matching and comfortable design, the Master Arm controller reduces ROV operator training time and enables dexterous tasks not possible with traditional control methods. Available in 7 and 5-Function models to suit your manipulator, increase accuracy and precision with this plug-and-play upgrade.


One interface, FUll system control

Command Pods offer precision and simplicity. When paired with an ROV tablet controller, a single operator can manoeuvre the vehicle and manipulators from one system. With minimal training requirements, Command Pods are perfect for first-time operators and scaling ROV fleets.
Note: ROV tablet not included


Reach Control software is an intuitive operational interface designed for users to control their manipulators in real-time. Displaying robotic arms in three dimensions, it provides operators with a workspace to set environmental parameters, as well as receive status and feedback updates. Reach Control allows full customisation of operational settings such as force, torque, speed and more.

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 ⌀
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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.

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.