Baxter, Rethink Robotics’ double-armed ruby-red factory-bot, is master of manipulation. But while it’s known for its dexterity at assembly lines, agility has never been its strength — for the most part, the robot stays rooted in place. That could change soon. The Boston robot maker has teamed up with Canadian company Clearpath Robotics to get Baxter some new moves. More →
Amazon is putting up about $300,000 to run its high-profile robotics challenge. I’d like to see the state and industry groups launch similar initiatives to foster more robotics action in Massachusetts.More →
Making robots sure isn’t cheap. Consider Rethink Robotics, a Boston-based maker of bots meant to work alongside humans in manufacturing and similar industrial jobs: Since its founding in 2008, Rethink has raised a whopping $113.5 million in venture investment. More →
Boston-based Rethink Robotics unveiled Baxter, its industrial learning robot in 2012. Since its launch, Baxter has been updated several times, mostly to improve the speed and accuracy of the robot’s ability to do automated manufacturing tasks.
But today, Rethink has reimagined its Baxter concept in its newest robot, called Sawyer.More →
One of Boston’s highest-profile robotics companies announced in a federal filing this week that it has collected almost $27 million in fresh funding. Rethink Robotics sells a two-armed robot called Baxter that can be easily trained to perform a variety of tasks. Rethink’s founder is Rodney Brooks, the former MIT professor who co-founded iRobot Corp., and one of its earliest backers was Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos.More →
Today, Rethink Robotics founder Rodney Brooks will be among three robotics innovators to receive the prestigious Engelberger Robotics Award at the 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2014) which is also the 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2014), in Munich, Germany.More →