Rethink Robotics GmbH was established in October 2018 when the HAHN Group acquired the assets of Rethink Robotics, Inc., which was originally founded in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts with the intent of providing manufacturers with innovative automation solutions. The vision of safe, affordable and easily deployed solutions for the collaboration between man and robot was first realized with the introduction of Baxter in 2012 and expanded with its smaller, more flexible successor SawyerTM .
The era in which robots were kept behind cages to keep people safe thus came to an end - Rethink Robotics revolutionized the ease of use of robots in research and industry.
With acquiring Rethink Robotics assets, the HAHN Group enhanced its service offerings for robotic solutions. Thereby, HAHN Group strengthened its robotic division with Rethink Robotics’ innovative technologies: Next to HAHN Robotics and HAHN RobShare, Rethink Robotics GmbH complete HAHN Group´s robotic division and its product and service portfolio. With this step, the US-American robotics pioneer met German Engineering and repositioned itself for the future. Over 30 years of robotic and automation knowledge of the HAHN Group and German Engineering know-how combined with the Rethinks technology for industrial applications will improve the development and generate reliable service offerings for high-quality robotic and cobotic solutions.