The Baxter Research Robot is Here!

Posted on 22/05/2014 by cbenson in Humanoids, Research
What has a pair of seven degree of freedom robotic arms, 360 degree sonar and inherited a bunch of robust features from its industrial "father"? Why, the Baxter Research Robot of course! This next generation educational / research tool combines features normally found only on expensive industrial robots with highly versatile software into an affordable development platform. The Baxter research robot allows research teams to focus on specific application development goals including human-robot interaction, collaborative robotics, planning, manipulation, control and perception.  This robot takes us one step closer to achieving a real "personal humanoid assistant"
Baxter Research Robot Front ViewBaxter Research Robot Front View
The Baxter Research Robot leverages the same impressive safety features, ease of use and affordability as the original Baxter robot used in manufacturing, while offering several added features which make it ideal for labs and higher level educational institutions. It is entirely safe to operate around humans without safety cages, making it the perfect companion for late nights in the lab.
Baxter Research Robot FeaturesBaxter Research Robot Features
Baxter has some really impressive specifications:
  1. Height: 3'1" (without optional pedestal) and 5'10" to 6'3" (with adjustable pedestal)
  2. Arm length to end effector: 41"
  3. Weight: 165lbs (without pedestal), 306 lbs (with pedestal)
  4. IP50 protection classification and can operate between 0 to 40 degrees Celsius
  5. Variety of sensors including cameras on head and end effectors and feedback at each joint
  6. Two 7DoF robotic arms with vacuum grippers
  7. Software development Kit & ROS framework.
Take a look at what it can do:
The Baxter Research Robot is now available for order via
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