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Universal Robots Hires More Than 20 Former Rethink Robotics Employees

Universal Robots is hiring 20-plus Rethink Robotics staff members, merging UR’s Boston, Massachusetts, office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area in Boston.

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Universal Robots (UR) is hiring 20-plus Rethink Robotics staff members, merging UR’s Boston, Massachusetts, office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area in Boston. These key personnel bring extensive collaborative robotics experience in engineering, product development, and customer applications, which will combine well with UR’s expertise to continue to drive new and innovative collaborative robotics solutions.

“Our new colleagues from Rethink have extensive expertise, knowledge and know-how not only about the technology, but also about the market conditions and what the customers’ pain points are. 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,” says Universal Robots’ President Jürgen von Hollen. “Our ability to secure key members of the Rethink team will have a significant positive impact in meeting market needs and driving innovation.”

Collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial robotics, is forecasted to grow from $283 million last year to $3.26 billion in 2022, according to BIS Research. Universal Robots’ growth means continually adapting the company structure and processes to deliver its ambitious targets for 2019 and beyond. The addition of key Rethink Robotics personnel will help expedite UR’s strategic ambitions and actions, the company says.