Baxter the Robot Brings Lessons to G2S

Gateway to Success Academy welcomed a new addition to its staff Tuesday, as Baxter — a 6-foot-tall, red-and-black robot with flexible arms and a computer screen face — was delivered to the school by Metalworks.

Tom Paine, president of Metalworks, was pleased to be able to contribute Baxter to the school’s robotics program.

“(Robots like Baxter), they can work without a fence. You can work with him right out in the workplace or in your office, and he’s safe. We found that interesting, because he can be easily trainable to do different things simply by moving his arms,” Paine said. “He is designed to help people more than work on his own. We bought one and tried him on a couple jobs and it didn’t work out. He wasn’t accurate enough. So we thought, ‘What a great idea to have him at a school.’

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