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Rethink Robotics to Showcase Baxter, Sawyer Collaborative Robots at China International Industry Fair

Sawyer Robot to Make Inaugural Appearance Outside of the U.S.

SHANGHAI, October 29, 2015 – Rethink Robotics announced today that it will continue its Asia-Pacific expansion at the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) next week, where its smart, collaborative robots Baxter and Sawyer will be on display.

As a pioneer in the collaborative robotics market, Rethink Robotics develops smart robots specifically designed to operate in variable manufacturing environments alongside humans, and are able to switch between tasks in a matter of minutes without the need of a programmer. The Boston-based company is redefining manufacturing across the globe, and is now extending its innovative automation solutions into the Asia-Pacific region.

Last month, Rethink Robotics announced the availability and global deployment of its new, high-performance collaborative robot, Sawyer, and CIIF marks the robot’s first public appearance outside of the United States. While Sawyer will soon be on factory floors across the globe, Baxter is already being widely used by manufacturers in packaging applications due to the robot’s agility, adaptability and ability to perform tasks in similar ways to people.

Rethink’s robots will be showcased at Booth #CO62, Hall 4.1 H, where show attendees can interact with the robots and see how they operate.

“China is undergoing a manufacturing revolution, and collaborative robots are going to be a key innovation driver,” said Scott Eckert, president and CEO of Rethink Robotics. “Collaborative robots like Baxter and Sawyer will soon be on factory floors throughout Asia-Pacific, and CIIF is a great opportunity for us to introduce our robots to the Chinese marketplace. As ‘Made in China 2025’ drives a new way of thinking about Chinese manufacturing, our robots can help deliver a new era of quality and productivity from companies in this region.”

Rethink Robotics will also make a significant announcement at the show on November 3rd at 14:00 at Booth #CO62, Hall 4.1 H.

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About Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics is transforming the way manufacturing gets done, with smart, collaborative robots able to automate the 90 percent of tasks that until now, have been beyond the reach of traditional automation. Its Baxter and Sawyer robots, powered by the Intera software platform, adapt to real-world variability, can change applications quickly and perform tasks like people do. The result: manufacturers of all shapes, sizes and industries get the fast-to-deploy, easy-to-use and versatile automation solution they need to increase flexibility, lower cost and accelerate innovation.

Based in Boston, the Rethink product suite is available in Asia, Europe and North America. The company is funded by Bezos Expeditions, CRV, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, DFJ, Two Sigma Ventures, GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs.   Please follow us on Weibo at weibo.com/rethinkrobotics and or visit our Youku page: http://i.youku.com/rethinkrobotics.

 

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