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Rethink Reveals Version of Baxter Industrial Robot for Researchers
5/10/2013

Rethink Robotics is offering a research version of its Baxter industrial robot powered by a software development kit. The robot costs $22,000 and is aimed at giving robotics researchers an opportunity to create new software for Baxter, a robot designed to work side-by-side with humans safety and intuitively. (Source: Rethink Robotics)
Rethink Robotics is offering a research version of its Baxter industrial robot powered by a software development kit. The robot costs $22,000 and is aimed at giving robotics researchers an opportunity to create new software for Baxter, a robot designed to work side-by-side with humans safety and intuitively.
(Source: Rethink Robotics)

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Baxter for Research
Elizabeth M   5/14/2013 6:46:46 AM
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Yes, that definitely seems like a unique value proposition, Al, especially since hardware and software development are two very different sides of the same coin. Those developing software and those developing hardware are usually not the same folks, so this definitely makes it easier for those on the software side of the house to program Baxter.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/14/2013 2:15:56 PM
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That's what I thought you were asking. As a commercial robot supplier--although a very new one--Rethink is definitely doing something different by opening up their hardware platform. This has already been done by researchers designing surgical robots, as we covered here
http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=239419



Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   5/15/2013 4:53:23 AM
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Thanks again for the clarification, Ann. Surgical robots seems like a good place to open up the technology as well for the reasons you point out in your story--price point and complexity. Have there been results in terms of how it has advanced that particular platform?

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Ann R. Thryft   5/16/2013 11:42:18 AM
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Elizabeth, the open source Raven II project only began last year among research universities so it's too early for any solid results to have influenced industry.



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