Precision and repeatability are two of the main features that make Sawyer a great addition to the Rethink Robotics line of collaborative robots. Our Robotics Specialist, Justin Griffin set up a task that requires the robot to put both features to the test.
Justin set up a task that at first glance appears to be very simple – put a bearing on the shaft and remove it. Conventional robotic arms would require hours of programming to achieve this but Justin had it running in 3o minutes.
Early last week we received our Sawyer robot at our facility in Exton, PA. The latest collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics features a single arm design that can handle a higher payload and increased precision as compared to Baxter, the first robot from Rethink.
I spent the morning with our Robotics Specialist, Justin Griffin as he unpacked and powered up Sawyer for the first time to get his reactions about the newest resident in the ONExia Innovation Lab.