Smarter than the average robot
What can an adaptive manufacturing robot with common sense do? It can automatically react to environmental changes and alter its behavior to account for unexpected events—so it can continue to work productively after missing a pick-up or dropping a part. It can visually detect parts and automatically adapt to variations in part placement and conveyor speed. It can also adjust to changes in surface heights without being reprogrammed.
This ‘awareness’ and ‘common sense’ behavior separate Baxter from typical industrial robots, which move and respond in pre-defined ways, and it makes Baxter a flexible asset on the shop floor.