Trying out a Baxter – Rethink Robotics #makerbusiness
Trammell let us take Baxter for a spin, there are a few robot technologies we’re considering for automating the Adafruit factory more, with about 50 people in our factory in Soho, NYC – we’re constantly looking for ways to maximize our productivity. Baxter is an interesting first-of-its kind robot that was designed to work with people, no programming is required and it’s made to work with people at all times. While our needs are more specialized towards tiny parts, Baxter has some interesting applications for larger items and packing.
Baxter is an entirely new type robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments. It performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people. How? Baxter exhibits behavior-based ‘common sense,’ capable of sensing and adapting to its task and its environment. It requires no complex programming or costly integration. And with its uniquely low price point, Baxter provides a compelling alternative to low-cost offshoring for manufacturers of all sizes.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.