an MIT spinoff, introduces the first-ever human-interactive robot.
MAKO Surgical licenses Barrett’s flagship WAM® robot arm for their RIO® surgical robot. (MAKO later purchased by Stryker for $1.6B.)
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.
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.
Barrett kicks off development of Burt, its neurorehabilitation platform robot.
Barrett collaborates with Northeastern to create a lower-extremity robot.
Barrett begins collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Barrett begins its first hospital deployments of Burt.