Rethink has signed more channel partners to distribute the Sawyer collaborative robot.

Rethink has signed more channel partners to distribute the Sawyer collaborative robot.

July 27, 2013      

A new idea from a new technology

We knew that one would eventually arrive, didn't we? Robot rentals. It's in Holland, Mich., a start-up about 150 miles north of Chicago that supplies dual-arm, Motoman co-worker robots as contract workers.

For $35 per hour, which comes out to $8 per hour if you work the robot 24/7, so says the rental company, anyone can contract with Steel-Collar Associates for their very own robots for hire.

Officially, as the website for Steel-Collar Associates says, the com...

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