Rethink Robotics’ ClickSmart Vacuum Foam Gripper Kit

Rethink Robotics’ Vacuum Foam Gripper Kit (VFG) is designed as a solution for applications in which objects of different sizes and shapes need to be picked up when surfaces are uneven. The gripper is 80 mm in diameter and includes an analog vacuum sensor for intelligent behaviors. Having gripping problems? Check out the video below [...]

80/20 Solutions in Robotics

80/20 Inc. provides a plethora of solutions for customers in a variety of industries, including robotics. Robotic mounting structures must be built with many different challenges in mind, and the custom options provided by 80/20 solutions provide a modular mounting structure design for a variety of different robotic applications. Modular mounting structures can allow rapid [...]

Collaborative Robots Will Fuel IoT Market Growth

Just last week we provided you with information about the collaborative robot difference; and this week, we see exactly what that difference means: collaborative robots will fuel IoT market growth in the next few years. Overall, money spent on robotics is estimated to increase to $13 billion dollars in 2025, due to rising labor costs. [...]

The Collaborative Robot Difference

For a long time, manufacturing plants utilized manufacturing robots to complete simplistic and repetitive tasks. Manufacturing robots are useful in the sense that they can free up the time of employees for more intuitive tasks, but they have many drawbacks as well. They are kept behind cages (for safety reasons), programmed by highly paid specialists, [...]

Rethink Robotics’ ClickSmart Gripper Kits

End-of-arm tooling for Sawyer Robots We are excited to announce the ClickSmart™ family of gripper kits, a unique solution for end-of-arm tooling for Sawyer that incorporates smart sensing and rapid swapping capabilities, resulting in the first fully integrated robotic solution available on the market through a single vendor. Rethink's complete solution continues to simplify robot [...]

Rethink Robotics Release: Intera 5

Intera 5, Rethink Robotics newest software release, is described by Rethink Robotics as “a new way to approach automation”. More than a simple software update, Intera 5 will allow users to spread the use of Sawyer over an entire work cell easily by connecting everything to a single robot controller. President and CEO of Rethink [...]