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Baxter the Humanoid Robot Promises to Revive US Manufacturing

Posted By Mark Boyer On January 19, 2013 @ 3:32 pm In Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments

Baxter, Humanoid Robot, Rethink robotics, robot, MIT, Rodney Brooks [1]

Say hello to Baxter, the $22,000 humanoid robot that could help revolutionize manufacturing in the US. Rethink Robotics [2], a Boston-based robotics firm, produced Baxter in an effort to give cheap offshore labor a run for its money. Rethink wants to use Baxter to perform simple jobs that manufacturers have never been able to automate cost-effectively before, and in the process, Baxter promises to help cut down on repetitive use injuries. The robot is made from 75-percent American-made parts, and it could help manufacturers improve efficiency and increase productivity.


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[2] Rethink Robotics: http://www.rethinkrobotics.com/

[3] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/could-baxter-the-robot-make-u-s-manufacturing-competitive-again/

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