Chinese and German companies join forces to restart Rethink cobot global application

Chinese and German companies join forces to restart Rethink cobot global application

2019 World Robot Conference(WRC) is hold in Beijing China, China. Cothink joins Germany's Rethink Robotics GmbH to announce joint restart of Rethink Global Applications. Rethink Robotics is the pioneer and leader of the intelligent collaborative robot category. The company was founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a renowned robotics expert and founder of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Last October, The company stopped running. Caused cobot industry shock. Considered a major setback in the development of collaborative robots.

The August 21 launch announced that after a series of business and legal work. Hahn Group, part of Hahn, Germany's largest fund company, acquires Rethink Robotics Sawyer products and technology. China Cothink company has full ownership of the brand and technology of Baxter series a two-armed cobot.

Rethink Robotics GmbH, Germany's largest automation and robot integrator, signs strategic cooperation agreement with China Cothink. Both sides will play to their respective strengths, Co-promote and develop Rethink Robotics-related products and technologies. Lead global collaborators to drive large-scale applications of collaborative robots

Restart Rethink's Three-Step Strategy

October 25 last year, Less than a month after Rethink Robotics closed. German automation company HAHN Group reveals. Have obtained all patents and trademarks of Rethink Robotics, Includes Intera 5 software platform. The world's remaining Baxter robot rights are owned by Corun USA

HAHN Group says further research and development of Rethink's technology, Combine it with German engineering and industrial application skilled technologies. and intend to provide The Intera software platform to the right partner. As for whether to build the Rethink collaboration robot, It's still in discussion research.

Less than a year has passed, and with an in-depth understanding of Rethink, Hahn Group has proposed a three-step strategy to revive Rethink

1.     Refurbishe inventory of 2400 Rethink Robotics Sawyer robots

2.     Develop an improved version of the new Sawyer collaboration robot for less noise, faster speed and higher accuracy

3.     Develop a range of Rethink robots with different payloads to meet market demand