October 26, 2016 1:00 PM ET

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Company Overview of Rethink Robotics, Inc.

Company Overview

Rethink Robotics, Inc. develops and produces industrial robots that help businesses in manufacturing, automation, and outsourcing applications. Rethink Robotics, Inc. has a strategic alliance with Sonoco Alloyd. The company was formerly known as Heartland Robotics, Inc. and changed its name to Rethink Robotics, Inc. in June 2012. Rethink Robotics, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

27-43 Wormwood Street

Boston, MA 02210

United States

Founded in 2008





Key Executives for Rethink Robotics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer
Age: 61
Co-Founder and Vice President of Administration & HR
Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations
Vice President of Product Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Rethink Robotics, Inc. Key Developments

Rethink Robotics Introduces Sawyer Robot with New SDK Package

Rethink Robotics has introduced the Sawyer robot with the new software development kit, or SDK, package for the global research and education markets. Built on the open source Robot Operating System (ROS) and equipped with a SDK, Sawyer will help leading educators and researchers innovate in fields including machine learning, human-robot interaction, mechatronics and grasping, machine vision and manufacturing skills. The new SDK package brings expanded capabilities to the Sawyer robot, while still featuring the same specifications, including seven degrees of freedom, a 4kg payload, 1260 mm reach, high resolution embedded vision and sub-millimeter precision, while weighing only 19kg. Benoit will detail the new possibilities that have been opened up to researchers and scientists as a result of Sawyer's availability in the education market.

Wasion Group Deploys Rethink Robotics' Sawyer

Wasion Group has deployed Rethink Robotics' Sawyer on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters. Wasion is moving forward with smart manufacturing initiatives by leveraging smart, collaborative Sawyer robots that are easy to deploy and can meet the precision specifications for the companies' factories.

Rethink Robotics Announces Four Major Distribution Partnerships

Rethink Robotics announced four major distribution partnerships with leading automation providers around the globe. Humarobotics in France, Active8 Robots Ltd. and Cobotix Ltd.in the U.K., and iCobots in Israel will help manufacturers gain flexibility and improve production processes by deploying Rethink's smart, collaborative Sawyer robot. These new partnerships further expand Rethink's global network of distributors after the company signed recent agreements with leading automation providers in Germany, China, Japan, and Mexico.

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