Rethink Robotics reported today that it has signed an exclusive partnership with Nihon Binary to distribute the Baxter Research Robot in Japan. The Baxter Research Robot, which launched in April, is a version of Rethink’s innovative Baxter platform designed specifically for corporate and academic robotics research. Previously it was only available in the U.S. and Europe.
On the heels of Apple’s report that 200 million people have already adopted iOS 7, the robotics world got its own update news with the announcement that the category-defining Baxter robot from Rethink Robotics is moving to version 2.0. Rethink called the software update “game-changing” for its interactive manufacturing robot, which introduced the idea of