26th March 2014 saw the official launch of the Baxter Research Robot in the UK with a conference held in Bristol. Rodney Brooks, co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer of Rethink Robotics along with Antony Lovedale MD of Active Robots welcomed delegates from all over the UK and Europe. Guest speaker Rodney Brooks gave an insightful talk on how Rethink Robotics was formulated and his journey from iRobot through to Baxter.  Other guest speakers included Reader Subramanian Ramamoorthy from The University of Edinburgh and Prof. Chris Melhuish from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. All delegates were given the opportunity to take a tour of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The day was a great success!!