Baxter, our flagship robot, increases worker productivity by tackling tasks that have never been economically automated before, improving your ability to compete with manufacturers who rely on low-cost labor and reducing the need for offshoring. That means your engineers can work directly with your manufacturing partners to rapidly iterate designs. And your quality issues can be turned around quickly.
Rethink's robots are part of the solution to keeping simple manufacturing processes in-house. Similarly to how the personal computer has revolutionized the office worker's job, our robots are revolutionizing the line operator's job by enabling them to train and supervise robots instead of performing simple, repetitive tasks that are frequently outsourced to low-cost regions.
The payoffs speak for themselves. Lower U.S. labor costs, lower transportation costs, shorter and more responsive supply chains, intellectual property protection - it's all possible when you stay local. And Rethink Robotics is all about staying local. Our products are all made right here in America. That is to say, we put our manufacturing where our mouth is.