Burt® is the world’s first advanced and affordable end-effector robotic manipulator for upper-extremity rehabilitation training and robotics research which is based on the proven WAM technology developed by Barrett Technology. With transparent dynamics, low inertia, and mass, Burt® is designed to be a 3D haptic device of choice for those who desire high-fidelity force feedback throughout a human-sized work volume. Burt® supports researchers with new hardware and software modalities necessary for robotics research. *


  • Neurorehabilition research
  • Sensorimotor training
  • 3D Haptically-enabled control
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Workspace/Force scaling
  • Master-Slave and Tele-operation
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Vocational therapy
  • Teletherapy

Hardware features

  • 3-DOF robotic manipulator
  • Backdrivable gearless transmissions
  • Forearm cuff end-effector supports the human arm
  • Easy handedness switching & subject setup
  • Adjustable lifting-column height
  • Safety System regulates force, torque, and velocity outputs for safe use
  • Lockable caster wheels
  • Bilateral (2-systems) ready
  • Custom endpoints (contact support)

Software Tools

  • Medical software with engaging exergames

  • MonoDevelop and Unity Integrated development environments

  • Open source libraries:
    • BurtSharp (C#) control library for development of custom Burt® applications
    • BurtSharp-Unity-extension library for development of virtual and haptic simulations
    • Well-documented examples make it easy to control Burt® and develop custom haptics and virtual fixtures
  • Software and Firmware updates over the internet


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* The Burt® Research system is an excellent choice for advanced research, where you wish to develop your own applications. However, if you wish to use a Burt® on patients in a clinical setting, please explore the medical version of the Burt® system at https://www.burttherapy.com/