Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age. Using a novel capability to reason about shape, function, and attachment of unrelated parts, researchers have for the first time successfully trained an intelligent agent to create basic tools by […]
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Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules that could be used in medicine, solar energy, and polymer chemistry. The system, described in the August 8 issue of Science, could free up bench chemists from a […]
ABB announced today that it will introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories as it opens a new healthcare hub at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) innovation campus in Houston, Texas. The facility will be ABB’s first dedicated healthcare research center when it opens in October 2019. ABB’s research team will work on the TMC campus with […]
The new Catbot cobot from Elephant Robotics includes features such as voice control for ease of use.
Soft Robotics’ new Mini Finger product joins its modular mGrip line for compliant picking of fragile items in tight spaces.
Former integrators for Rethink Robotics explain what went wrong with the company’s cobots and comment on HAHN Group’s plan to revive the Sawyer product.
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to collaborative robotics that was featured in the February 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication at WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the collaborative robotics topics covered inside: Inside NVIDIA’s Collaborative Robotics Lab […]
As a sign of the strength of the Boston and international robotics community, Universal Robots has hired more than 20 former employees of closed competitor Rethink Robotics.
Why did Rethink Robotics shut down? It’s a combination of design, target market, and timing, finds our editor.
The Sawyer collaborative robot will live on past the shutdown of Rethink Robotics, thanks to IP purchased by HAHN Group.
A GM pioneer in the development of collaborative robots points out some lessons to be learned from Rethink Robotics’ demise.
Rethink Robotics received a virtual wake, as industry observers commented on the shutdown of the cobot pioneer.
Rethink Robotics, whose Baxter and Sawyer helped popularize the idea of collaborative robots, has shut down.