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 [...]

Check out Squeaks!

What if machines could be part of the conversation? Well, now they can. IGear is excited to introduce the world to Squeaks, their new industrial IoT messaging software. It allows users to communicate with machines and coworkers in one convenience place. Squeaks promotes responsiveness of employees to mechanical problems which can improve both safety and [...]

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 [...]