[robotics-worldwide] new humanoid research robot available

Rodney Brooks brooks at csail.mit.edu
Thu Apr 25 14:54:55 PDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Rethink Robotics has just announced a research robot with a base price of $22,000 (USD).  The Baxter Research Robot is a humanoid robot platform with two 7-axis arms, integrated cameras, sonar, torque sensors, and direct programming access via standard ROS controls.


has a more complete description of its capabilities.  And the Baxter Research Robot has been designated as a recommended package for funding proposals submitted through the US National Robotics Initiative (NRI).  Send email enquiries to: Chris Harbert <charbert at rethinkrobotics.com>.

Best regards,

Rod Brooks

Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus)
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Now full time at Rethink Robotics

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