Universal Robots is hiring more than 20 Rethink Robotics staff members, merging UR’s Boston office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area in Boston, MA. These personnel bring extensive collaborative robotics experience in engineering, product development and customer applications.
"Our new colleagues from Rethink have extensive expertise, knowledge and know-how not only about the technology but indeed also about the market conditions and what the customers’ pain-points are," said Universal Robots’ president Jürgen von Hollen. All of this will benefit our customers and partners as we face an increase in competitors due to the huge market potential for collaborative robots. Our ability to secure key members of the Rethink team will have a significant positive impact in meeting market needs and driving innovation. Rethink Robotics – along with Universal Robots – has been a pioneer in driving and developing the collaborative robotics market globally. The company was always a good competitor, which helped us drive cobot awareness worldwide, and we want to make sure its customers can continue to fulfill their collaborative automation initiatives."
Collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial robotics, is forecasted to grow from USD 283 million last year to USD 3.26 billion in 2022 according to BIS Research.