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Baxter Research Robot - Your New Lab Partner

Baxter Research Robot is safe, affordable and robust innovation platform for academic labs and corporate R&D teams.

Baxter Research Robot is a humanoid robot platform with two 7-axis arms, integrated cameras, sonar, torque sensors, and direct programming access via a standard ROS interface.

It is entirely safe to operate around humans without safety cages.

For researchers in academic or corporate R&D environments, the ability to innovate freely is key to success.

Baxter Research Robot uniquely meet the robotic needs of these organizations by providing a safe, cost-effective, highly flexible and robust platform on which future innovations can be built.

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Developed on ROS and highly flexible thanks to an open source Software Development Kit (SDK), the Baxter Research Robot allows research teams to focus on specific goals, including human-robot interaction, collaborative robotics, planning, manipulation, control and perception in all applications.

Baxter Research Robot offers a number of features that make it an ideal robot for research organizations:
  • 7 degrees-of-freedom per arm for maximum flexibility and range
  • ROS framework for seamless integration across platforms
  • Research Software Development Kit for installation on your development workstation
  • Fully integrated suite of vision, force and rangefinder sensors for adapting robot to its environment
  • End-effector specification for designing custom intelligent hands
  • Torque, position and velocity sensing and control on each joint
  • 360° sonar and front camera for custom sensing applications
  • Uses the Unified Robot Description Format (URDF) for collaborating across research groups

Baxter surges among U.S. Universities and Corporate Research Labs:

The Baxter Research Robot, a revolutionary humanoid robot with two arms powered by a Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows researchers to create a wide array of custom applications for robots, is now in use at universities across the United States, Europe and Japan. The Baxter Research Robot has been adopted at many of the leading engineering schools including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where students and faculty are developing unique applications and carrying out fundamental research in robotics.

The MIT CSAIL lab is using one of their Baxter Research Robots to assist with navigation and mapping research. Baxter is used to scan objects in the environment in a consistent and reproducible way, leading to the development of 3D models for items the robot can then interact with. At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Baxter Research Robot is being used for research on understanding novel grippers, studying human-robot interaction and incorporating touch sensing.

Cornell is working to give Baxter the ability to grasp novel objects, specifically objects that are viewed for the first time through the robot's camera. Using deep learning algorithms, the Baxter Research Robot is now able to predict the gripper configuration for grasping based on the raw image data for an object.

"At Cornell, we chose to add the Baxter Research Robot to our lab not only because it is safe and cost-effective, but also because it presents endless possibilities for our students to create new applications," said AshutoshSaxena, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cornell. "With the SDK running on the global Robot Operating System standard, students are able to share innovations and build on each other's work, making the Baxter Research Robot well-suited for an educational environment."

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