Collaborative robots can accelerate inclusion of people with disabilities in work, said Rethink Robotics, wertkreis Gütersloh, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. They are using two Sawyer cobots in a demonstration project.
Rethink Robotics GmbH, a subsidiary of German automation expert HAHN Group, opened its new headquarters and production facility in Bochum, Germany. Rethink also announced Siemens Technology Accelerator acquired a minority stake in the company.
A year after HAHN Group acquired the assets of the defunct Rethink Robotics Inc., Rethink Robotics GmbH unveiled Sawyer Black Edition, which is quieter, more precise, and intended for industrial applications.
Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a Sterling Heights, Michigan-based CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer founded in 1952, supplies parts to more than a dozen sectors, including aerospace, automotive, medical equipment and oil and gas. To increase operational efficiency and counterbalance a tight labor market, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing made its initial foray into advanced automation by adopting a Sawyer […]
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.
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.
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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.