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 [...]

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 [...]

Rethink Robotics Announces $26.6 Million Series D Round of Financing

New Investors GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs Bring Cumulative Investment to $100 Million GE Ventures is the venture capital arm of General Electric, one of the largest and most iconic manufacturing companies in the world. Goldman Sachs is a recognized leader in the financial services and investment banking industry.  As investors, these companies add to [...]

Intera 3 – The Power of Software Driving Innovation

Intera 3 enhances Baxter's capabilities. Intera 3 is the latest and by far the most impressive version of our revolutionary software platform for manufacturing and production applications - with twice the speed, precision, and motion quality of previous versions of the software. Watch Baxter perform machine tending tasks with the power of Intera 3 with [...]