Description: Baxter is an industrial robot built by Rethink Robotics, a start-up company founded by Rodney Brooks. It is a 3-foot tall (without pedestal; 5’10” – 6’3″ with pedestal), two-armed robot with an animated face. It weighs 165 lbs without the pedestal and 306 lbs with the pedestal. It is used for simple industrial jobs such as loading, unloading, sorting, and handling of materials. Brooks stated that Baxter was designed to perform the dull tasks on a production line.


License: Commercial

Languages: English. It can be managed in several

Target groups: pre-university, university students, teachers

Known uses: used to carry out industrial and repetitive tasks, in an autonomous o tele-operated way. In educational context it can be used to show repetitive tasks, to analyse the human-robot interaction and even to act as a teacher. Moreover, it can be programmed by students to carry out some tasks.

Pedagogical level: –

TACCLE Classification: Using logic, Controlling things

Quality: 4

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Date: 16/06/2016



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