All in the Family

High performance collaborative robot

Sawyer is the revolutionary collaborative robot designed to execute precise tasks that are impractical to automate with conventional robots.  Sawyer joined the Rethink Robotics family of smart collaborative robots, giving manufacturers the high performance automation they need, while maintaining the flexibility, safety and interactive user experience that have become synonymous with our brand.

Weighing only 19 kg (42 lbs), Sawyer features 7 degrees of freedom with a 1260 mm meter reach that can maneuver into the tight spaces and varied configurations of work cells designed for humans. Its force sensing capabilities allow it to “feel” its way into fixtures or machines, even when the position varies slightly.  This enables Sawyer to work precisely (+/- .1 mm), while operating safely next to human co-workers.

Sawyer at Work

The Sawyer Solution

The next level of performance

Just like our revolutionary smart, collaborative robot Baxter, Sawyer adapts to real-world variability on the plant floor. It’s agile enough to change applications quickly, and performs tasks like humans do. But it also offers a number of key distinctions that make it ideal for high precision tasks that can be impractical for traditional automation.

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Designed for High Performance

Sawyer is designed for a variety of high speed, high precision tasks, such as machine tending and circuit board testing, that still require flexibility, safety and a compliant touch.

Embedded Cognex Vision

Sawyer is equipped with an embedded vision system – a Cognex camera in its wrist that enables the Robot Positioning System and other complex vision tasks.

Small Footprint, Long Reach

With 7 degrees of freedom and a 1260 mm maximum reach, Sawyer fits into work cells designed for people and can maneuver into tight spaces, much like a human arm.

Internationally Available

Sawyer was built from the ground up to meet the needs of the global manufacturing marketplace. It is available through our Channel Partners worldwide.


The Power of Software

Sawyer is powered by the industry’s most intuitive software, Intera.  It features the iconic “face” screen that helps it communicate with co-workers, along with the best train-by-demonstration user interface that revolutionized how quickly robots can be deployed on factory floors. Intera continues to improve over time, with frequent software releases that protect and enhance your hardware investment.


Baxter’s Vacuum Cup Grippers

Vacuum Cup Grippers

Can be used to pick up a wide range of objects, especially if they’re smooth, non-porous or flat.  Connect directly to external air lines.

Baxter’s Electric Parallel Grippers

Electric Parallel Grippers

Allow Sawyer to pick up rigid and semi-rigid objects of many shapes and sizes.  Interchangeable fingers and fingertips maximize flexibility.

Baxter’s Mobile Pedestal

Mobile Pedestal

Optional rolling pedestal with industrial grade casters makes it easy to move Sawyer quickly and safely between workstations.

Tech Specs & Warranty


Sawyer features a compact footprint, 1260 mm reach, 4 kg payload and 0.1 mm task repeatability, and is shipping globally to manufacturers in all industries.

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