Rethink Robotics Products


A unique robot with unique features

Baxter is an entirely new type robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments. It performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people. How? Baxter exhibits behavior-based ‘common sense,’ capable of sensing and adapting to its task and its environment. It requires no complex programming or costly integration. And with its uniquely low price point, Baxter provides a compelling alternative to low-cost offshoring for manufacturers of all sizes.

Baxter is a different type of robot delivering a different type of value.  Simply put, it’s not your typical industrial robot, which means it can be used in a variety of ways and places where industrial robots are historically impractical.

Baxter differs from typical industrial robots in several key ways, including:

Basic Specifications

Robot height: 3’1” without optional pedestal

Robot height with pedestal: 5’10” – 6’3” (adjustable)

Arm length to end effector plate: 41”

Torso mounting plate diameter: 13.3” (for mounting on table)

Body weight, without pedestal: 165 lbs.

Body weight, with pedestal: 306 lbs.

Degrees of freedom: 14 (7 per arm)

Pedestal footprint: 36”x32”

Supply voltage: 120 Volts Alternating Current

Rated current: 6 Amps

Protection classification: IP50

Operating temperature range: 32-104° F (0-40° C)

Vacuum cup with interchangeable cups

Electric parallel gripper with interchangeable ‘fingers’ and user-adjustable ‘fingertips’

Capability Upgrade Subscription and Extended Warranty

One year or 2,100 hours of robot use, plus 1 year SW upgrades: included with robot purchase

BaxterCare Complete:  Extending HW/SW coverage to three years / 6,300 hours: $7,000

BaxterCare Plus:  Extending HW/SW coverage to two years / 4,200 hours: $4,000

2-yr extended software coverage only (no hardware):  $4,000

1-yr extended software coverage only (no hardware):  $2,500

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  • 360° sonar and front camera

    for human presence detection.

  • Vision-guided movement and object detection

    for precision and versatility.

  • Behavior-based intelligence

    for ‘common sense’ operation.

  • Fully integrated system

    for a streamlined integration process.

  • 7-degrees-of-freedom per arm

    for maximum flexibility and range.

  • Intuitive UI

    on screen display and navigator on arm.

  • Interchangeable end-effectors

    for easily switching tasks.

  • Compliant joints

    with force sensing and force control for increased safety.

  • Easy training

    for tasks and object detection by moving arms.

  • Pedestal with locking casters

    for mobility and stability.