Dexter HD Technical Specs

Haddington Dynamics designed Dexter as a low-cost, 3D printed high-performance, high-precision, haptic robot.

The 200KHz FPGA control system, enables unprecedented computational performance  for advanced control algorithms, vision, neural networks, and digital signal processing (DSP),  enabling bio-mimicry and humanlike behaviors.  The compact nature of this control system “the brain” fits on the robot and is the size of a cell phone.

Key Features

Parrallel Processsing(FPGA)

  • 100 GFlops under 5 watts

  • Enables sophisticated robot control algorithms

  • Distributed computing across multiple robots

Remote control (Tele-Operation)

  • Perform tasks remotely for efficiency and convenience from hundreds of miles away.

  • Perform specialized skilled tasks in hazardous work environments safely from remote location.

  • Single operator can control multiple robots performing multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.

3-D Printed

  • Production grows with demand, no large CapEx

  • Complete supply chain control

  • Mass customization

Optical Encoder

  • 1 arc second resolution measured at each point of rotation

  • Unique fingerprint of each slit corresponds to absolute position

  • 2 million measurements/sec across entire robot

Force Sensitivity

  • Arc second resolution enables high dynamic range of force detection

  • Ultra precise & high dynamic range (0.5g-3kg) force sensitivity

  • Feel and localize contact anywhere on the robot

Load adaptive repeatability

  • Guaranteed path repeatability independent of load

  • Even with component wear – repeatability is maintained

  • Same program can be used on different robots


  • Program robot by recording human motions without need to write any code

  • Complete JavaScript Development Environment

  • API is exposed as a socket server.  Use any language