Rethink Robotics provides smart, collaborative robots adapt to real-world variability, are agile enough to change applications quickly, and perform tasks like people do. They’re the perfect fit for many of the 90% of manufacturing tasks that can’t be practically automated today.

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Rethink Robotics Sawyer

Smart, Collaborative Robot for Precision Tasks

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.

Sawyer at Work
  • “Feels” its way into fixtures and machines and fits into existing work cells
  • Works like humans do to dynamically manage semistructured environments and adapt to real-world conditions
  • Trained easily, implemented quickly and redeployed as needed
  • Ideally suited for machine tending, circuit board testing and other high precision jobs

Basic Specifications


Sawyer's specifications are designed from the ground up to simply and seamlessly fit within the work envelope.

  • Weight (without pedestal): 19 kg (42 lbs.)
  • Degrees of Freedom: 7
  • Maximum Reach: 1260 mm
  • Gantry Position Reach: 880 mm
  • Payload: 4 kg (8.8 lbs.)
  • IP Classification: IP54
  • Power Requirement: Standard Outlet

Safety by Inherent Design

Power and force limited compliant arm with series elastic actuators and embedded sensors

Embedded Vision

Cognex camera in wrist, wide view camera in head

Embedded Force Sensor

High resolution force sensors embedded at each joint, standard

Schedule a One on One

Our Robotics Specialist is hitting the road and taking Sawyer with him. Schedule your appointment today for them to visit your facility and see the new "Cobot" technology first hand.


Want to see Sawyer and our new facility at the same time? Schedule a visit and come see Sawyer in our Innovation Lab.


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Address: 750 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341

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"Cobot" Applications

Machine Tending

Loading/unloading machines, coordinating with varied cycle times, supporting finishing operations, and machine interaction jobs.


Packing cases, packaging parts and materials, and stacking layers for many different types of products and containers.

PCB Handling and ICT

Tending circuit board testers, and moving and manipulating delicate components throughout the process.


Packing multiple components into specific configurations, fulfilling orders, and prepping packages for display or shipping.

Material Handling

Moving raw materials, individual parts and finished assemblies to and from destinations, supporting inspections and barcode scans.

Loading & Unloading

Moving parts to and from tables, cases, conveyors, fixtures and more, maintaining counts and re-orienting parts.

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Catalogs & Videos

Baxter Datasheet

Sawyer Datasheet

Safety & Regulatory Compliance Overview

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Sawyer First Look

Follow our Robotics Specialist through the unpacking and setup process of our Sawyer robot in our Innovation Lab.

Sawyer Precision Demonstration

Putting Sawyer to the test. See how he the robot did during our precision demonstration.