Rethink Robotics (formerly Heartland Robotics) is a company co-founded by Rodney Brooks and Ann Whittaker in 2008. It is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Rethink Robotics is well-known for producing Baxter, a robot that is used in factories and can be "taught" new skills rather than programmed.

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  • How are collaborative robots trained?
    Smart, collaborative robots, such as Sawyer from Rethink Robotics, are easy to use and fast to deploy. Watch and learn what it means to train a robot by demonstration and see how easy it is to do. And to see examples of collaborative robots Sawyer and Baxter on the factory floor, visit our video gallery at http://ow.ly/yBjn3040Zxc. For more information on our family of smart, collaborative robots...
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  • What happens to people when collaborative robots are deployed?
    A look at how collaborative robots are working with people, not replacing them. By Jim Lawton, Rethink's Chief Product and Marketing Officer, at Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. To see examples of collaborative robots Sawyer and Baxter on the factory floor, visit our video gallery at http://ow.ly/yBjn3040Zxc. And for more information on our family of smart, collaborative robots, visit http:/...
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  • Who Is Leading the Race to Deploy Collaborative Robots?
    A look at who is leading the race to deploy collaborative robots, why and what's driving this push to equip factories with the latest in advanced manufacturing technology. Featuring Jim Lawton, Rethink's Chief Product and Marketing Officer, at Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
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  • Baxter at Halmstad University
    A team at Halmstad University in Sweden is working with Baxter to conduct social robotics research. The group is using the collaborative robot to identify when people have fallen down and help them, prepare food for the elderly and more.
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  • Customer Success Story - Acorn Sales Company
    The Acorn team has deployed a Sawyer collaborative robot operating a band saw, where the robot transfers, aligns and cuts pieces of wood to be used as mounts for rubber stamps. Sawyer cuts, drills and inserts the wooden handles for the stamp mounts, effectively automating a complicated, multi-step process. To see other examples of collaborative robots Sawyer and Baxter on the factory floor, visit...
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  • How Collaborative Robots Are Different - ft Jim Lawton at Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
    Jim Lawton, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Rethink Robotics, provides a two minute take on the differences between smart, collaborative robots and the traditional, industrial variety that you're probably more familiar with on the factory floor. For more news and views about collaborative robots and manufacturing automation, see what Jim and others have to say in the Rethink Robotics blog ...
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  • Sawyer at Work: Packaging
    Our smart, collaborative robots are well suited for a wide range of packaging applications. From the repetitive demands of case packing and kitting lines, to the high variability requirements of 3PL providers, Sawyer is the complete package for a wide range of applications and industries. Today, our robots are on the job packing raw materials, finished parts and multi-pack cases for many differen...
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  • Sawyer at Work: Test and Inspection
    Our smart, collaborative robots are well suited for a wide range of test and inspection applications. For more information on Sawyer collaborative robots for manufacturing applications, including machine tending and material handling, visit us at http://www.rethinkrobotics.com/applications/ To learn more about Sawyer, check out http://www.rethinkrobotics.com/sawyer/ And be sure to follow us at ht...
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  • Customer Success Story - MS-Schramberg (German, without subtitles)
    German magnet manufacturer, MS Schramberg, is leveraging Sawyer with Intera 5 and has substantially improved deployment time. With six robots operating on three machines, MS Schramberg has one robot selecting parts from a series of patterns and loading the part into the machine, while a second robot removes the part from the machine and loads the part into a tray.
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  • Where Are Robots for Manufacturing Headed?
    At the most recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Jim Lawton, Rethink Robotics’ Chief Product and Marketing Officer, discussed the role smart, collaborative robots play in innovation today and the factories of tomorrow.
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  • New: Baxter and Sawyer changed our thoughts on automation. Join the conversation as we discuss recent developments and the future of these collaborative robots.
  • Old: Rethink Robotics Baxter changed the way we think about robotics. Join the conversation as we discuss the latest developments and the future of robotics.

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