High performance collaborative robot

Sawyer is the revolutionary collaborative robot designed to execute tasks that have been impractical to automate with traditional industrial robots.  Sawyer gives manufacturers the high performance automation they need, while maintaining the flexibility, safety and affordability synonymous with the Rethink brand.

Sawyer features a 7 degree of freedom robot arm with a 1260 mm reach that maneuvers into tight spaces and operates in work cells designed for humans. Built-in force sensing capabilities allow it to make adaptive decisions as tasks run, enabling Sawyer to work precisely (+/- .1 mm), while operating safely next to people.

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The Sawyer Solution

Powered by the Intera software platform and designed with embedded vision, ClickSmart grippers, and high resolution force control, Sawyer is a fully integrated collaborative robot solution.

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Software Driven Hardware

That’s the Rethink difference – a collaborative robot manufacturer that provides a cobot solution with powerful software that is continually updated for the life of the robot, and production metrics delivered in real-time.

Embedded and External Vision

Sawyer comes with an embedded Cognex Vision System in its arm that enables the Robot Positioning System and other complex vision tasks. Or seamlessly integrate an external camera in minutes to leverage in-house systems.

High Resolution Force Control

Thanks to sensitive torque sensors embedded into every joint, Sawyer’s built in force sensing allows you to control force where delicate part insertion is critical, or use force feedback in tasks where you need to verify that parts are seated properly.

Small Footprint, Long Reach

With 7 degrees of freedom and a 1260 mm maximum reach, Sawyer fits into a variety of work cells – even ones already designed for people. It can maneuver into tight spaces, and around fixtures and doors, much like a human arm.

Fast to Deploy

Rethink’s powerful combination of hardware and software, together with the ClickSmart gripper technology, allow our robots to be deployed faster, in more tasks and applications, and without time-consuming customization.

Certifiably Safe

While traditional industrial robots have to be kept behind cages, Sawyer is inherently safe, designed to work alongside people, and certified that it meets ISO requirements by TÜV Rheinland (ISO 10218-1:2011 and PLd Cat. 3).


The Power of Software

Intera has the best graphical user interface in the industry and has revolutionized how quickly robots can be deployed on factory floors. Anyone can easily learn how to train the robot – from non-programmers to automation engineers. And Intera continues to improve over time, with software releases that protect and enhance your hardware investment.


ClickSmart Plate

An intelligent toolplate that lets you swap grippers in seconds, without any tools.

ClickSmart gripper kits

All the essential components for you to quickly construct end effectors suitable for most tasks.

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Mobile Pedestal

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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