Baxter, the easy to train, affordable, industrial robot

Baxter is a fascinating step in the evolution of industrial robots. Baxter is relatively inexpensive (far cheaper than the previous generation) and is easy to train to do most physical things a human can do. Targeted at smaller companies who need to do small mechanical assembly line runs, Baxter is to assembly line robotics what the 3D printer is to large die-cut manufacturing.

Follow the headline link for a terrific writeup and check out the video below for a warm and fuzzy, but definitely informative, Baxter promotional piece.