The BioTac® sensor has become the world’s leading sensor in machine touch. It is the first technology that accurately mimics the physical properties and sensory capabilities of the human fingertip.
The sensor’s design consists of a rigid core surrounded by an elastic liquid-filled skin that provides compliance remarkably similar to the human fingertip. It is capable of sensing force, vibration, and temperature – anything the human finger can feel.
Sensor technology that
replicates human touch.
SynTouch, which was co-founded by our founder Dr. Fishel in 2008, has been a driving force in advancing the applications of robotic touch. The BioTac sensors are modeled after the physical properties and sensory capabilities of the human fingertip making them an excellent fit with the Shadow Dexterous Hand in telemanipulation tasks where true anthropomorphism is required.