Diverse capabilities for diverse jobs
Baxter contains a suite of integrated sensors and a basic knowledge of how to perform a wide range of simple manufacturing operations. Software updates that provide additional capabilities will be available over time.
See below for a list of jobs Baxter can support through current and future capabilities. Contact a Rethink Robotics representative to determine which of the following jobs Baxter may be able to assist with:
Baxter can be tasked with the general part movement. It can transport parts from one location to another, count, re-orient and much more.
Loading and unloading lines
Baxter can put parts onto moving conveyors or fixed surfaces, or remove them from moving conveyors or fixed surfaces.
Inspecting, testing and sorting
Baxter can check parts for characteristics like weight or shape, evaluate against criteria and perform different actions depending on test results.
Baxter can tend machines and perform operation sequences based on stimuli. For example, it can be trained to place a part in a machine and push a button.
Packing and unpacking
Baxter can systematically pack a bag, box or tray. It can be trained to arrange packed objects in an array and unpack containers.
Baxter can be trained to align and snap fit assembly elements and insert items into containers.
Baxter can grind, polish and perform other finishing operations on a variety of parts and materials.