Punyo the

We are developing hardware and algorithms that enable truly capable robots to help with large, heavy, and unwieldy items.

Punyo the Humanoid


Our “bubble” sensors turn hard robots into soft, tactile-sensing robots for contact-rich interactions.

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Bubble Gripper

Meet Punyo

Punyo is an artistic rendering of the Tactile team’s dream domestic robot. The word “punyo” is a Japanese word that elicits feelings of chubby, cute resilience - our Punyo concept robot is soft, interactive, affordable, safe, durable and capable. Most importantly, unlike many other robots, Punyo is not afraid to safely make a lot of contact and uses its whole body to get jobs done and interact with the world and its humans.

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