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Rethink Robotics, Inc

27 Wormwood St., Boston, MA, 02210, US

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Gil Haylon
Phone: 617-969-9192

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Single-Arm Robot automates precise tasks.

October 1, 2015

Weighing just 42 lb, Sawyer Robot features 8.8 lb payload, with 7 degrees of freedom and 1,260 mm reach that can maneuver into tight spaces and varied alignments of work cells designed for humans. High resolution force sensing, embedded at each joint, enables Rethink Robotics' compliant motion control, which allows robot to feel its way into fixtures or machines. Powered by Baxter, Sawyer is IP54-rated for harsh environments and includes embedded vision with built-in Cognex camera. Read More


Robotics Software incorporates re-positioning functionality.

November 10, 2014

Intera v3.1 is available with Robot Positioning System, which enables Baxter collaborative robot to manage and adapt to changing environments. Robot Positioning System accelerates and facilitates re-deployment of robot after common plant-floor variations, including horizontal workstation changes up to ±50 mm and rotation within ±10°. Disruptive technology enables Baxter to switch between tasks without retraining by using up to 20 environmental markers in conjunction with embedded vision system. Read More


Human-Safe Robot offers expanded capabilities via software.

June 27, 2014

Baxter human-safe robot, when equipped with Intera v3, exhibits enhances performance and capabilities for automation in manufacturing. Skill set covers tending to machines, such as CNC lathes, ultrasonic welders, and press brakes; packing/unpacking parts and components; line loading/unloading; and kitting. Read More

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Software Development Kit is available for Baxter Research Robot.

May 5, 2014

SDK v.1.0 provides access to Baxter Research Robot's CPU via SSH so that users can run custom code and applications locally for maximum performance. Full interface compatibility with Gazebo Simulator and other ROS tools facilitates collaboration and parallel remote development, while Baxter Research Robot Demo Mode lets users run SDK example programs via arm navigator inputs. Baxter SDK Wiki, included, offers tutorials, user guides, and developers section. Read More


Robot Control Software increases speed and flexibility.

May 5, 2014

Used to power Baxter robot, Intera v2.1 provides safe and reliable automation for manufacturing and production environments while improving robot's speed, performance, flexibility, and security. Motion presets let users balance speed and path requirements for task at hand by defining waypoints via 3 options: Balanced, Explicit, and Express. While nudge feature reduces training time and increases accuracy, lock and unlock feature increases security. Read More

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