Barrett founder Bill Townsend inspecting a WAM Arm in 1997

Barrett founder Bill Townsend inspecting a WAM Arm in 1997

MAKO Surgical licenses Barrett’s WAM® in 1998

MAKO Surgical licenses Barrett’s WAM® in 1998

 
In 1999 Barrett licenses key patent for PhanTom®, the first ever haptic device.

In 1999 Barrett licenses key patent for PhanTom®, the first ever haptic device.

 
 
In 2004 Barrett collaborates with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

In 2004 Barrett collaborates with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

 
In 2010 Barrett exceeds $40m in worldwide sales of robots.

In 2010 Barrett exceeds $40m in worldwide sales of robots.

 
In 2016 Barrett begins a collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

In 2016 Barrett begins a collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

 
In 2018 Barrett begins its first hospital deployments of Burt®.

In 2018 Barrett begins its first hospital deployments of Burt®.

  • Barrett

    an MIT spinoff, introduces the first-ever human-interactive robot.

  • WAM®

    MAKO Surgical licenses Barrett’s flagship WAM® robot arm for their RIO® surgical robot. (MAKO later purchased by Stryker for $1.6B.)

  • PhanTom®

    Barrett licenses key patent to SensAble Technologies for its PhanTom®, the first ever haptic device, a concept that inspired many human-interactive robots like Intuitive Surgical’s DaVinci surgical robot.

  • WAM® most advanced robot

    The special Millennium Edition of the Guinness Book of Records cites the WAM® arm as the world’s “most advanced” robot.

  • WAM® modified

    Barrett collaborates with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, to modify a WAM® Arm for error-augmentation neurorehabilitation.

  • $40m in robotic sales

    Barrett exceeds $40m in worldwide sales of robots.

  • BURT®

    Barrett kicks off development of Burt, its neurorehabilitation platform robot.

  • Lower-extremity robot

    Barrett collaborates with Northeastern to create a lower-extremity robot.

  • Spaulding collaboration

    Barrett begins collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Hospital deployment

    Barrett begins its first hospital deployments of Burt.