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Rethink Robotics plans large-scale robot production

©Rethink Robotics

©Rethink Robotics

The robot pioneer from the USA is now part of the German HAHN Group and has recently moved its headquarters to Bochum.

Rethink Robotics is still active in Bochum with around 30 employees. The collaborative robot systems produced here are used in manufacturing companies and in service applications in laboratory environments. For the future, more investments in the continued development of the technology and the further expansion of the team are planned. According to company boss Daniel Bunse, the former Opel Mark 51/7 site is ideally suited for the construction of the planned robot factory. Rethink Robotics already wants to present the prototype of a new robot series in the spring. The company is working closely with Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA).

Founded in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, Rethink Robotics is considered a pioneer in the field of collaborative robotics solutions. In 2012, the company launched Baxter, its first robot. It was followed a few years later by Sawyer, a lightweight robot designed specifically to perform precision tasks. Since 2018 the company has been part of the German HAHN Group.