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Rodney Brooks on the future of robotics and AI

If you follow the robotics community on the twittersphere, you'll have noticed that Rodney Brooks is publishing a series of essays on the future of robotics and AI which has been gathering wide attent...
29 August 2018, by

Rethink Robotics raises another $18 million

Rethink Robotics, the Boston-based maker of the Baxter and Sawyer robots founded by iRobot co-founder Rodney Brooks, raised an additional $18 million in an unfinished $33 million Series E round led ...
12 January 2017, by
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200th Episode Special, with Rodney Brooks

Transcript below.  In this episode, we celebrate our 200th episode! That’s over 6000 minutes of robot goodness and nearly 8 years releasing interviews with your favorite roboticists. The podcast...
22 January 2016, by

Brown University wins inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge

As the worldwide leader in collaborative robotics research and education, Rethink Robotics is excited to announce the winner of the inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. Launched in the summer o...
16 December 2015, by

Rethink Robotics finally get their mojo with Sawyer

Rethink Robotics displayed their new single-armed Sawyer robot at the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo in San Jose on Wednesday. It was Sawyer's first public outing and the crowd of over 1,600 was pay...
28 September 2015, by

January fundings are off to a great start!

Rethink Robotics, Xenix, Rapyuta, Perceptron, Skydio, Sarcos and JIBO have all announced substantial fundings for a wide range of robotic ventures. Plus there are some new funders joining the fray....
02 February 2015, by



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Rethink Robotics gets $26.6 million Christmas gift

UPDATED Jan 8: In an unannounced funding discovered by Boston Globe reporter Scott Kirsner, [tweetquote]Rethink Robotics sold equity and received $26.6 million a few days before Christmas[/tweetquote]...
08 January 2015, by

Announcing the Winners of the IROS 2014 Baxter Contest! | Rethink Robotics

Luis F. C. Figueredo, from Automation and Robotics Lab. at the University of Brasilia (Currently working with the Model-based Embedded and Robotic Systems Group in the CSAIL Lab at MIT). Luis came up ...
04 September 2014, by

Rethink Robotics is downsizing

Although Rethink Robotics is downsizing, their action is not indicative of the robotics industry, which is booming and hiring. The Boston Globe reported that Rethink Robotics, maker of the $22,000 ...
14 December 2013, by

Startup Series #5: Rodney Brooks, Steve Cousins & Pioneers Festival

Robolution panel at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna. It’s not every day you get to ask pioneering robot startup founders about their journey. The Robolution panel at the Pioneers Festival in Vien...
10 December 2013, by

Co-robots really ARE a BIG thing

UPDATED: October 6, 2013 Small and medium shops and factories (SMEs) are an untapped marketplace for robotics but direly in need of automation to remain competitive in this global economy. Two ne...
05 October 2013, by

Low-cost robots like Baxter, UR5 and UR10 successfully entering small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Much has been said about the need to augment the skills and increase the productivity of small factory workers by using robotic assistants called co-robots. Europe funded an SME (Small and Medium-size...
14 May 2013, by

Rethink Robotics introduces Baxter Research Robot

Rethink Robotics has announced the availability of a bundle, called the Baxter Research Robot, which includes their Baxter robot and a Software Development Kit, for US$22,000....
26 April 2013, by

Updated Robotics Roadmap presented to US congress

Henrik Christensen, the KUKA Chair of Robotics at GA Tech and Chairman of the Roadmap project, Rodney Brooks, CEO of Rethink Robotics, Pete Wurman, CTO of Kiva Systems, and Russ Angold, CTO of Ekso Bi...
22 March 2013, by

CBS News 60 Minutes provides new definition of robots

CBS News Reporter Steve Kroft interviews Rodney Brooks at ReThink Robotics. Click on the image to see the segment. On Sunday, January 13, CBS News 60 Minutes reported on robots. Their focal po...
14 January 2013, by

Filling a need… or feeding a diversion

  Today's robotics industry could use some strategic guidance, particularly in the area of healthcare.   It is clear to me that the next big markets for robotics are: SMEs (robot...
02 January 2013, by

Rodney Brooks speaking at the CMU Robotics Institute

http://youtu.be/RDvgNB2OZxI   Speaking at CMU Robotics Institute as part of their RI Seminar Series, Rodney Brooks, Founder, Chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics (originally Heartland Robo...
15 October 2012, by

Rethink Robotics, with Rodney Brooks

Link to audio file (34:39) Link to transcript In today’s episode we speak with Rodney Brooks at the offices of Rethink Robotics about their first product Baxter, his ambition to revolutionize manu...
05 October 2012, by

Rethink Robotics launches Baxter the Robot

Yesterday was the launch of Rethink Robotics' Baxter shop assistant robot. Many reporters, including myself, saw Baxter at Rethink's headquarters in Boston in the past two months but were embargoed...
19 September 2012, by

How Rethink Robotics built its new Baxter robot worker | IEEE Spectrum

Like others who track robotics, we’d heard the rumors: Rethink was focusing on manufacturing; its robots would be so inexpensive every factory would be able to afford one; the robots would help make...
19 September 2012, by

A Robot with a delicate touch

Researchers are developing less threatening machines that can mingle safely with humans. One, called Baxter, will be on sale in October. See on www.nytimes.com...
18 September 2012, by

Rethink Robotics: Baxter

Astute. Aware. Affordable. Not words commonly associated with robots. But Baxter, our flagship product, changes all that. See on rethinkrobotics.com...
18 September 2012, by

Credit Suisse picks 7 automation/robotics stocks

Max Nisen of Business Insider wrote recently of a list of seven stock picks discovered in a Credit Suisse report on long term trends. One of those trends was increasing global automation (particularly...
22 August 2012, by







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