A hexapod is a robotic manipulator capable of moving a payload in all six degrees of freedom: lateral, longitudinal, and vertical translations as well as roll, pitch, and yaw rotations. Motions can be made simultaneously in multiple axes or independently in a single axis while preventing movement in the others. A hexapod’s parallel actuator arrangement provides high load capacity, stiffness, and accuracy compared to other robotic manipulator architectures. Product models are distinguished by their actuation, sensing, control system, payload capacity, range, resolution, and bandwidth. Hexapod applications can be divided into three primary categories: precise positioning, motion simulation, and vibration isolation.