Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Rethink Robotics - Baxter at the Hackerdojo.

I am still looking for people, parts and software to try to revive this robot. 

As a side note, we got Baxter with the $ gold necklace and was nicknamed Mr T. But someone in the Hackerdojo Mugged him and Stole his necklace. 

(Rethink Robotics)
Oct 2, 11:58 AM EDT
hi John -

Looks like Baxter got in with the wrong crowd.  Obviously your robot would no longer be covered under warranty.  We would not be able to determine the missing or damaged parts in its current state.  There are some available replacement parts available, but based on the photos it appears full arm replacement would be required.  I also do not see a control PC installed. 

If you would like to try to reassemble and test Baxter, please have a look at the wiki resources available for Baxter here:

If the robot has the SDK loaded, refer to the SDK wiki here:

If you have the robot PC, the software (either Intera or SDK) will already be installed on the robot PC.  Whoever supplied the robot should be able to tell you what type and version is installed.
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X|  Field Application Engineer
Rethink Robotics, Inc 

X (Rethink Robotics)
Oct 3, 12:48 AM EDT
hi John -

Unfortunately we have limited resources to support non-warranty issues of this nature.  Baxter parts are in limited supply, and any usable components are reserved for warranty customers.  Regarding software, you would first need to replace the PC if you do not have the original, but this would have to be purchased.
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X |  Field Application Engineer

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