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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Industry Collaborative Robotics: Rethink's Sawyer

In IEEE Spectrum:  How collaborative?  How autonomous?

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Goes on Sale, Rodney Brooks Says 'There May Be More Robots'   By Erico Guizzo   ....

" .... Rethink introduced Sawyer, the company’s second robot, earlier this year. Like Baxter, its predecessor, Sawyer can safely operate alongside human workers, who can teach the robot to perform tasks simply by moving its arm though a series of motions. But whereas Baxter has two arms and can help with packaging and material handling tasks, the single-arm Sawyer is designed for tasks that require more precision, including machine tending and circuit board testing. .... " 

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