For 25 years Barrett Technology has pioneered core technology underlying new levels of flexibility in articulated arms and hands. Today, Barrett is the leader in advanced robotic manipulators, earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for its advanced manipulator technology.


​As a fresh spin-off from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990, Barrett tasked itself with the stewardship of the first haptic robot arm, named the WAM™ arm. This manipulator embodies Transparent Dynamics™ drives that fundamentally break from the conventional design of robotic manipulators. With a market yet to exist for haptic devices, Barrett diligently honed the technology during the 1990s with grants from DoE, NASA, and NSF, as well as sales to key advanced-robotics laboratories all over the world.


Now, with 25 years and an estimated $150 million in research, Barrett is pleased to announce the consolidation and publishing on-line of this advanced research.... Welcome to WAMbotics!


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Manipulation Planning  & Grasping


Welcome to the WAM Advanced Robotics Community