Baxter Demo @ the Discovery Lab

During last week, the Discovery Lab had a demonstration of Baxter, a robot by Rethink Robotics, meant to aid in industrial productions. The machine is a human sized robot, with two robotic arms with adaptable ends for different object sizes and shapes. It is incredibly easy to teach it new movements and has great versatility. Baxter has a ton of sensors for safety reasons that allow him to do things like sensing when a person is touching his arms and allow them to fully move them without resistance. He also has an ingenious interface where he nods or gives the user a confused look depending if he understood the commands or not. The Discovery Lab was considering to obtain one such machine for applications within the Telebot, but the end of that idea is still unclear. When all is placed into account, Baxter is a great improvement in the world of robotics.