This week at the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) we announced a distribution agreement with leading automation provider Shanghai Electrical Automation Design Research Institute Co., Ltd (SEARI), a division of Shanghai Electric, to deliver smart, collaborative robots Baxter and Sawyer to the Chinese manufacturing community. Rethink's Chief Revenue Officer Jason Barton discussed the opportunity alongside one of our Sawyer robots.
According to the Robotics Industries Association, it was a record-setting first half of 2015 for the North American robotics market, with well over 14,000 robots ordered. Growth was fueled by demand for robots used in... Read More
Recent Headlines IFR predicts double digit growth for service robots through 2018 – In the Robot Report, Frank Tobe says the forecast is “very likely to be seriously understated for a variety of reasons” pointing... Read More
Standby Screw produces more than 1,000 different parts and ships out millions of pieces every week. Not every job can be turned over to robots, but some can, and the company is reaping the related benefits without getting rid of workers.
Robots get real and trendy in China -- "...China faces a rapidly aging population along with serious worker shortages and rising labor costs. The Chinese economy would benefit from major upgrades in robotics technology." http://ow.ly/QbaSx via China Central Television
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Rethink Robotics, Inc. developed the world’s first robot with common sense
Rethink Robotics, Inc. developed the world’s first robot with common sense to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments. Introducing robotics into places that have never been automated before, Rethink’s Baxter robot is making manufacturers more efficient, their workers more productive and keeping jobs from migrating to low-cost regions. The Baxter Research Robot is a fully functional humanoid robot platform including sensor suite for research and teaching applications.