New Robotic Arm for Dual-Use Applications - i-HLS Innotech

A new robotic arm for outdoor mobile applications is offered for complex tasks in the commercial and defense sectors. The RE2 Sapien 6M robotic arm is a mobile outdoor-rated arm for aviation maintenance, solar field construction, and aerial work across multiple industries.

The 6M model includes embedded intelligence, integrated arm control, an unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio, and a sleek hardware design that can withstand extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.

The arm has six degrees of freedom, including continuous wrist and elbow roll joints, which enable precise manipulation and placement of objects.

RE2 Robotics said that while there are still applications that require direct teleoperation, it has been developing supervised autonomous systems that are powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence.

For applications that still require human intellect to perform a complicated task, the RE2 Sapien 6M arm can be teleoperated with the RE2 Imitative Controller, an intuitive human-robot control interface that enables remote control capabilities.

According to the company, their goal is to develop human-like robotic arm solutions that improve operational efficiencies, worker safety, and overall productivity. “The RE2 Sapien 6M robotic arm is a leap-ahead technology that will support our customers’ complex applications across multiple markets.”

The company that started as a defense subcontractor to Carnegie Mellon University has received more than $75 million in funding from the Department of Defense, according to