Former strategy & operations consultant Rusty Fette joins BluHaptics as Director of Commercial Programs

SEATTLE, Washington - April 27, 2018

BluHaptics, a robotics software company, today announced that Rusty Fette has joined the company as Director of Products & Programs.  As a seasoned management consultant and strategy & operations professional across a variety of industries, his passion for solving challenging business problems and building durable assets will contribute to the evolution and scaling of the business.  Prior roles span corporate strategy, large scale operations, program / project leadership, and reporting / analytics at Slalom Consulting, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, and Deloitte Consulting. ...Read the full story...


VMAX and BluHaptics – Simulation Meets Automation to Enhance ROV Training and Analysis

London, UK - March 2018

Forum Subsea Technologies and BluHaptics, Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications. ...Read the full story...


BluHaptics and Tethers Unlimited get in on $750,000 grants from NASA program

Seattle, WA - March 2018

Space projects led by two small businesses headquartered in Washington state — Seattle-based BluHaptics and Bothell-based Tethers Unlimited — are among 128 proposals selected by NASA to receive grants of up to $750,000. ...Read the full story...


BluHaptics is featured among MTR 100 leading list of subsea companies.

New York, NY - July/August 2017 

See page 11 in Marine Technology Reporter magazine..... Read the full story...


ROV operators soon to feel Blu

Edinburgh, United Kingdom - August 8, 2017

New agreement between J2 Subsea and Seattle’s BluHaptics will see haptic controls and modelling support the use of ROV tools.  For all the advantages that ROVs can offer subsea operations, actually learning to manoeuvre them is a tricky business. The disconnection – and occasionally grainy communication – between a topside operating console and the vehicle itself can certainly make piloting a challenge. To address this, haptic and augmented technologies can provide additional feedback, and bring pilots closer to the action. .... Read the full story...

BluHaptics and J2 Subsea Forge New Sales and Distribution Partnership

Aberdeen, United Kingdom - June 19, 2017

BluHaptics, the software company pioneering new technology for augmented robotics, and J2 Subsea, an Acteon company and global supplier of subsea tooling and services, have formed a sales and distribution partnership for BluHaptics’ first commercially available product – a software solution to make the operation of underwater manipulator arms safer and more effective.... Read the full story...

BluHaptics Receives NASA Funding to Improve Robotics Operations In Space

SEATTLE, Washington - April 24, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected BluHaptics to receive new grant  funding to apply its proprietary software to remote robotic operations in space. Synchronizing what a robot  sees and does through advanced applications of real-time modeling, force feedback and machine learning, BluHaptics’ software addresses the challenges of latency, spatial awareness and control that have long limited robots’ effectiveness in space. Read the full story...



Tech Spotlight: BluHaptics is game-player in underwater robot controls

SEATTLE, Washington - March 12, 2017

BluHaptics has created software to help operators control underwater robots, such as those used in the oil     and gas industry. The Seattle startup pairs the software with gaming controllers to make it a familiar experience for pilots. Read the full story...

Telerobotics startup BluHaptics raises $1.3M to bring its underwater software to space

SEATTLE, Washington - March 1, 2017

Telerobotics startup BluHaptics has raised $1.36 million to launch its first commercial product this summer and expand the domain of its robotic control software from the deep sea to deep space.

Seattle Angel Fund led the latest funding round with participation from Seattle’s Alliance of Angels. Read the full story...

BluHaptics Awarded $747, 179 SBIR Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation

SEATTLE, Washington-April 18, 2016

BluHaptics has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation. The $747,179 project, entitled “Collaborative Subsea Manipulation Interface” will be used to develop the company’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) piloting software... Read the full story...

Former CTO and Microsoft Partner Architect, Dr. Steve White, joins BluHaptics as Vice President of Engineering

SEATTLE, Washington-October 12, 2015

BluHaptics, a robotics software company, today announced that Dr. Steve White has joined the company as VP of Engineering. As the founder and former CEO of Technical Arts Corp., CTO of, and Partner Software Architect at Microsoft, he is uniquely positioned to offer world-class engineering leadership expertise as BluHaptics continues to build out its engineering team and technology... Read the full story...

BluHaptics completes Phase I of grant for the National Science Foundation

SEATTLE, Washington- September 2, 2015

BluHaptics has completed the first phase of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) titled "Collaborative Subsea Manipulation Interface" that is focusing on advancing capabilities of subsea ROVs. The following summary was posted on on September 2 and covers the Project Outcomes (as defined by NSF)... Read the full story...

Underwater Robotics Startup Bluhaptics Raises Cash For Hi-Tech Subsea Devices

SEATTLE, Washington- June 23, 2015.

A new Seattle-based startup spun out of the University of Washington wants to improve the efficiency of subsea operations.

Headed up by veteran entrepreneur Don Pickering, Bluhaptics recently raised $240,000 of a larger round from angel investors to continue building its hi-tech subsea robots.

Bluhaptics lets customers control complex robotics systems remotely underwater with software that fuses 2D and 3D data into a single display... Read the full story...

BluHaptics awarded “Most Promising Company Award” at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

SEATTLE, Washington-May 15, 2015

BluHaptics participated in the Rice University Startup Roundup at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on May 4, 2015 and was awarded the “Most Promising Company Award." Donald Pickering, CEO of BluHaptics, presented a five-year vision for the subsea ROV industry... Read the full story...