Our technology is based on the development of haptic interfaces designed to restore the user’s sense of touch (force) and effort.
TECNALIA has recently worked on a project for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Space Agency (CNES). Astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, has been carrying out a series of experiments in space to validate different technologies, including that developed by our technology centre.
Our technology is based on the development of haptic interfaces designed to restore the user’s sense of touch (force) and effort; allowing for more precision and efficiency in the remote control of surgical tools, robotic arms and spacecraft.
For the specific case of space missions, this innovative technology will help astronauts in the remote control of the movement of external devices, such as unmanned capsules or the giant arm installed on the exterior of the space station to capture satellites or move objects in space.
According to the Director of medical Robotics at TECNALIA, Joseph McIntyre, "the development of latest generation haptic interfaces will open up new opportunities in terms of remote operation in many fields of action".