robot recap: sweet child of mine, game changers and robots in china

in rethinking robotics, trending now by Jeff Green

Sawyer, our newest smart, collaborative robot, on the job at Steelcase, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI

As usual, lot’s going on in the world of manufacturing automation and collaborative robots. So let’s dig right in to a few headlines and then make our way into some news of our own. ICYMI, of course.

Recent Headlines

  • Robot Revolution Sweeps China’s Factory Floors – AP writer Kelvin Chan takes a look at what’s caused a nation that’s historically relied on human labor in factories to embrace manufacturing automation.
  • Understanding the Rise of Manufacturing in India – In this Harvard Business Review piece, the authors describe the benefits and challenges of manufacturing in a country that’s not top of mind when it comes to outsourcing production.
  • Game Changer Awards Announced – This past week at RoboBusiness in San Jose, Robotics Business Review revealed the ten Game Changer award winners, honoring “the industry’s remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers.” Congratulations to all the finalists.

Last but not least, our sweet child Sawyer is now available for purchase. That probably sounds like a bit of negligent parenting, but hey, it’s the nature of the business. And with that, here’s more on Sawyer:

A Look Ahead at Upcoming Events

September 28-30, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

iROS 2015
September 28-October 2
Congress Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

ROSCon 2015
October 3-4
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

ATX Texas 2015
October 13-14, 2015
NRG Center
Houston, TX

If you can’t make it to one of these events but want to talk shop and meet our robots, connect with us here.  And for more news, videos and announcements be sure to check out the rest of the Rethink Robotics blog.



About the Author

Jeff Green

I'm Jeff Green, senior content and social media strategist at Rethink Robotics. When I'm not socializing Sawyer and Baxter, our smart, collaborative robots, I'm usually caught up in the home tornado, also known as my three kids. Love them, my wife, old-school Chinese food, movies, and of course game-changing technology.

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