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Smart Electronics Manufacturing Robots

The Sawyer Was Designed To Complete Precision Tasks

— July 14, 2016 — Tech
The Sawyer robot aims to make electronics manufacturing quicker and simpler than before.

The design is an upgraded version of Rethink Robotics' last electronics manufacturing robot 'Baxter.' The robot is "designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that are impractical to automate." The Sawyer is small and only weighs 42 pounds, can safely work alongside humans and has smart capabilities that allow it to change applications quickly. The robot also comes with an expressive "face" that allows for communication between it and the people collaborating with it.

Although its stylish and expressive features are the first thing one sees, this small robot is highly functional and eases the process of manufacturing large quantities of electronics.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Robotics in Manufacturing - The trend of smart robotics in manufacturing presents an opportunity for businesses to enhance their production speed and efficiency.
2. Collaborative Robotics - The use of collaborative robotics can promote a safer and more efficient workplace for employees.
3. Precision Manufacturing - The trend of precision manufacturing allows businesses to improve the quality of their products while reducing waste and costs.
Industry Implications
1. Electronics Manufacturing - The electronics manufacturing industry can benefit from using smart robots like Sawyer to increase production efficiency and quality.
2. Automotive Manufacturing - The use of smart and collaborative robotics in automotive manufacturing can improve the speed and precision of assembly line processes.
3. Healthcare Manufacturing - Precision manufacturing with the use of smart robotics can help the healthcare manufacturing industry create medical devices with high accuracy and quality.
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