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Rethink Robotics

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About Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics is developing intelligent robots to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments. Introducing robots into places that have not been automated before will make manufacturers more efficient, workers more productive, and keeps jobs from migrating to low-cost regions.

Headquarters Location

27-43 Wormwood Street

Boston, Massachusetts, 02210,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Rethink Robotics

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Rethink Robotics is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Supply Chain & Logistics Tech.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

4,212 items

Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).



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This collection includes startups developing autonomous ground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, and underwater drones, among other robotic systems. This collection also includes companies developing operating systems and vision modules for robots.


Smart Cities

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Smart building tech covers energy management/HVAC tech, occupancy/security tech, connectivity/IoT tech, construction materials, robotics use in buildings, and the metaverse/virtual buildings.


Advanced Manufacturing

4,101 items

Companies focused on the technologies to increase manufacturing productivity, ranging from automation & robotics to AR/VR to factory analytics & AI, plus many more.

Rethink Robotics Patents

Rethink Robotics has filed 40 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Industrial robotics
  • Industrial robots
  • Robot kinematics
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Polyhedra, Mathematical optimization, Computer hardware cooling, Uniform polyhedra, Heat conduction


Application Date


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Related Topics

Polyhedra, Mathematical optimization, Computer hardware cooling, Uniform polyhedra, Heat conduction



Latest Rethink Robotics News

President Biden announces $25 million grant to the Heartland Robotics Cluster

Sep 2, 2022

President Biden held a White House news conference today where he announced that the Heartland Robotics Cluster, led by Invest Nebraska, was one of 21 finalists awarded a multiyear grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).   The Heartland Robotics Cluster includes Invest Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering,… The post President Biden announces $25 million grant to the Heartland Robotics Cluster  appeared first on Silicon Prairie News.

Rethink Robotics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Rethink Robotics founded?

    Rethink Robotics was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Rethink Robotics's headquarters?

    Rethink Robotics's headquarters is located at 27-43 Wormwood Street, Boston.

  • What is Rethink Robotics's latest funding round?

    Rethink Robotics's latest funding round is Asset Sale.

  • How much did Rethink Robotics raise?

    Rethink Robotics raised a total of $149.53M.

  • Who are the investors of Rethink Robotics?

    Investors of Rethink Robotics include Hahn Group, CRV, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Prime Ventures, Bezos Expeditions and 10 more.

  • Who are Rethink Robotics's competitors?

    Competitors of Rethink Robotics include Universal Robots.

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Universal Robots

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