Gallery: A Humanoid Robot Named Baxter Could Revive U.S. Manufacturing

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Could a $22,000 humanoid robot named Baxter give American manufacturing a much-needed kick in the pants? That’s the goal of Rethink Robotics, a Boston-based robotics firm poised to give cheap offshore labor a run for its money—literally. Founded by Rodney Brooks, a former artificial-intelligence expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink wants to use Baxter to perform simple jobs that manufacturers have never been able to automate cost-effectively before.

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