Versatile. Affordable. Common Sense. These are not phrases typically associated with industrial robots, to be sure. But then, these are no ordinary industrial robots.

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Rethink Robotics

With no safety cages, complex programming or costly integration required, not to mention a game-changing $25,000 price point, the world’s first interactive production robot is raising eyebrows (and bottom lines) in plants of all sizes. Powered by the Intera platform, Baxter is a technology that improves itself over time.

Rethink Robotics Sawyer


The Latest Robot from Rethink Robotics

Introducing Sawyer™ – the revolutionary new high performance collaborative robot designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that have historically been impractical to automate with industrial robots.

Sawyer is a significant addition to the Rethink Robotics family of smart, collaborative robots, which also includes the Baxter™ robot that defined the groundbreaking category of safe, interactive, affordable automation.

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Rethink Robotics Baxter Robot

Baxter offers six fundamental differences that distinguish it from traditional industrial robots.


No Programming

Line workers can train Baxter in minutes, with no expertise in software, robotics or engineering required. In addition, Baxter retains tasks quickly for fast line changeovers.

No Safety Cages

Baxter was designed with a comprehensive safety system which makes it feasible for working without barriers and in close proximity to people in a production environment.

Streamlined Integration

Baxter is a complete system (hardware, software, controls, user interface, safety, sensors) that can be taken out of the box, plugged into a standard outlet, trained and working in under an hour.

Works Intelligently

Baxter is designed and programmed to perform a wide range of manufacturing and production tasks: it is aware of its environment, and automatically adjusts to changes.

Versatile and Capable

Baxter was designed to perform simple, repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently, freeing people to focus on higher-level, more value-added activities.

Extensible Platform

Baxter is a complete, yet fully extensible platform which includes all necessary software, with updates provided regularly to enhance capabilities and performance. The Software Development Kit (SDK) will enable custom programming of specialized and proprietary tasks.

Specs & Price

Rethink Robotics Baxter Sofware

Current Version: Intera 3.1

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About the Software

Baxter is an entirely scalable platform, capable of expanding its capabilities with software upgrades that are quick and easy for users to install, provided at no charge to existing customers with software contracts. This means no matter when you buy your Baxter, you’ll always have access to the latest and most powerful functionality available.

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New with Intera 3 Release

Intera 3 is the latest and by far the most impressive version of our revolutionary software platform for manufacturing and production applications. After just over one year of incremental development since our original operating system was released on the first shipments of Baxter in 2013, Intera 3 enables Baxter to perform with over twice the speed, precision and motion quality of our flagship version.

Baxter End Effectors and Accessories

ONExia offers a complete selection of Baxter end effectors to help you get the most out of your Baxter Robot. We also have a collection of communication accessories and lighting components to help enhance Baxter's vision capabilities.

Electric Parallel Gripper


Electric parallel grippers provide one degree of freedom with multiple grasp widths, deliver an actuation time of less than one second and allow Baxter to pick up from the outside or inside an object.

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Vacuum Gripper Kit

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Vacuum cup grippers greatly reduce the risk of marring an object's finish, make it easy to pick flat objects off a stack and often allow you to expedite operations. They allow a maximum payload of up to five pounds.

PLC I/O & I/O Extention


Baxter can connect to Modbus remote I/O or PLC to allow the robot to communicate with machines and perform a new task. ONExia offers ready to use systems that can mount directly to Baxter.

Buy a Baxter from ONExia

We want your experience with Baxter to be a positive one! The following are services that we offer:


Send us some example parts. ONExia will test run your application to make sure it is something that is best suited for Baxter.

We will document your application and a video recording will be made for your review.

A quotation will be generated with a complete listing of all accessories needed (end effectors, pedestal, etc.).

After Sale Support

ONExia will assist your personnel in the initial setup of Baxter in your facility.

We will providde training for your personnel with Baxter.

We will provide warranty troubleshooting and repairs at your facility.

Additional Services

On going custom training for your personnel is available.

We are available for out-of-warranty troubleshooting and repairs at your facility.

Facilitate Use of Baxter

ONExia can help make Baxter the perfect fit for your application. We can provide:

  • In-feed and out-feed conveyors
  • Gripper modifications
  • Custom grippers
  • Tooling to facilitate parts placement
  • Other engineering application services

Baxter Videos

A New Kind of Robot

Research Testimonial

Rodney Brooks sits down to discuss the origins, technology, and future of Baxter as well as the future of Rethink Robotics.

Baxter Timelapse

Research Testimonial

A time lapse video Rethink Robotics Baxter working in an application at The Rodon Group in Hatfield PA.

Customer Testimonial

Research Testimonial

Onexia's customer, The Rodon Group, a plastic injection molder, has added a Baxter robot to their factory floor in Hatfield, PA

The Future of Hands on Teaching


Bringing the Latest Robotic Technology to the Classroom

Baxter requires no programming! Students and professors alike can work collaboratively with Baxter to integrate the robot into simulated manufacturing work cells and other lab class demonstrations. Unlike standard industrial robots Baxter can be repurposed to do a variety of tasks with quick changeover. This can also be applied within the classroom.

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Baxter Research Robot

Just as the flagship robot Baxter is revolutionizing the manufacturing world with a safe, affordable and easy to use automation solution, the Baxter Research Robot is revolutionizing how labs of all sizes are able to leverage cutting edge technology to develop their own great innovations.

Baxter Research Robot is a $25,000 (USD) 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, making it the perfect companion for late nights in the lab.

Video Testimonial - Cornell University

Research Testimonial

At Cornell University, a research group of students to program and develop algorithms for robots, in order to teach the robots new directives.

Catalog Request
Rethink Catalog

If you are interested in having literature on Baxter mailed to you fill out our literature request and we will send it to you right away!

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Baxter Applications

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Whether it’s packing varied components into specific configurations, fulfilling orders, or prepping packages for display or shipping, Baxter is a kitting wizard. Today, Baxter is on the job in manufacturing and 3PL facilities across the U.S., integrating with barcode scanners to pack kits to order, sitting on assembly lines to grab components and place them into shipping containers or in-store displays, and more.


Baxter is well suited for a wide range of packaging applications. From the repetitive demands of case packing and kitting lines, to the high variability requirements of 3PL providers, Baxter is the complete package for a wide range of applications and industries. Today, Baxter is on the job packing raw materials, finished parts and multi-pack cases for many different types of products, containers and configurations.

Loading & Unloading

Almost every plant in the world operates some version of line loading and unloading. Baxter is providing a great solution for the monotonous, yet critically important jobs of moving parts to/from tables, cases, moving conveyors, fixtures and more. Baxter’s ability to maintain counts, re-orient parts and place them into position makes it a natural fit for these types of tasks

Machine Tending

Machine tending can be among the most unpleasant jobs in any plant, but Baxter is right at home in this role. Its ability to integrate with other automation makes it a great solution for coordinating with the varied cycle times involved with a multi-machine operation. Baxter is on the job tending press brakes, loading/unloading machines, supporting finishing operations, and performing other tasks requiring machine interaction today.

Material Handling

Material handling is a broadly defined job, and is perfect for a broadly suited solution like Baxter. Baxter’s versatility shines through – from its configurable end effectors to handle a wide range of part shapes and sizes, to its 7 degree of freedom arms for orienting and positioning parts in a variety of ways. Baxter is on the job today moving raw materials, parts and finished assemblies down the line, and its ability to hold parts in place is ideal for supporting visual inspections, barcode scans and more.

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Catalogs & Videos

Literature downloads and videos for Rethink Robotics Baxter.

Baxter Cut Sheet

Baxter Data Sheet

Packaging Solution Data Sheet

Rodon Spotlight

Baxter Accessories