Baxter was released in 2012 by Rethink Robotics as one of the first affordable collaborative robots
Past are the days when working alongside manufacturing robots was rightly considered an obvious health risk. Collaborative robotics, one of the biggest trends in the modern robotic industry, is rapidly revolutionizing the way we view manufacturing robots. While larger heavy-duty machines continue working in isolated safety cages, a whole new generation of collaborative robots is more than ever ready to share workspace with humans. Simple programming, reasonable price, precision and safety are probably the biggest advantages this kind of robots can boast of.