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September 9, 2020

Bochum, Germany

Rethink Robotics Announces New Headquarters and Production Facility and Partners with Seimens

At the Bochum location, Rethink Robotics will develop new robotics technologies with the support of Siemens Corporate Technology, creating highly sought-after solutions that will impact future market success. 


August 16, 2020

Hillsboro, OR

Cobot Team Provides On-Site Proof of Concept

Cobot Team continues to provide value to customers by offering on-site proof of concept work at a client's facility. This approach enhances product confidence and demonstrates our ability to support our clients in their deployments.  

July 31, 2020

Portland, OR

Cobot Team Expands Product Offerings to Include Autoguide Mobile Robots

Cobot Team continues to expand its product offering to include Autonomous Vehicles from Autoguide Mobile Robots. Autoguide is the industry leader in high-payload autonomous vehicles, with blue-chip companies like Toyota, Ford, Mercedes, Pactiv, and more already leveraging this technology. 

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April 15, 2020

Portland, OR

Cobot Team Partners with Zorabots

In strategic coordination with Rethink Robotics GmbH, Cobot Team partners with Belgium robotics firm Zora Bots and becomes the first US distributor, adding service robots to our product line. 

March 25, 2020

Jacksonville, FL

Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

Cobot Team sent a Sawyer next day delivery from Portland, OR to Jacksonville, FL for trials to reduce the use of PPE’s and exposure to the medical teams caring for patients with Covid‐19. Dr. Freeman, Dr. Sanghavi, and Mayo Clinic Team, with teleconference support from Tom Szambelan, Brendan Ball, and Justin Doty successfully performed 5 experiments with 100% success.

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February 11-13, 2020

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California, US

Sawyer Exhibition at Plastec West

Innovation is the name of the game at PLASTEC West, the largest annual plastics and polymers event in the US. Cobot Team, alongside Hahn Automation is proud to showcase how collaborative robots are changing the way we think about production and innovation in the plastics industry. 

December 4, 2019

Cobot Team becomes a member of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center 

OMIC's Mission is to develop and apply advanced metals manufacturing technologies and processes for industrial competitive advantage and academic growth, while inspiring and educating the next generation’s manufacturing workforce, and we are honored to be a part of the organization. 

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October 15, 2019

Customer Demo

Albany, Oregon

Have Cobot, Will travel! Justin Doty, Cobot Team Regional Account Manager continues to demonstrate Sawyer’s capabilities at companies throughout the region. What begins as a small group at a company visit, typically continues to grow as others within the organization are contacted to come take a look at the possible uses for a collaborative robot through the facility.

October 8, 2019

Coffee with Cobots 

Albany, Oregon

Cobot Team participates in the 2nd “Coffee with Cobots” event developed by David McFeeters-Crone, an innovative and passionate consultant for manufacturing companies across the nation.

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October 4, 2019

Manufacturing Day at OMIC

Scappoose, OR

Cobot Team presents Sawyer to around 400 students and educators at Manufacturing Day at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC). OMIC was modeled after AMRC in Sheffield, England, an initiative of Boeing and other global metals industries. Cobot Team is in the process of becoming an OMIC member.

September 12, 2019 

Staffing Industry Analyst Event 

San Diego, CA


Tom Szambelan, CEO of Cobot Team and
Sawyer share the stage as panel member guests, helping to represent Hahn RobShare on a panel discussion of how robotics and automation will impact the staffing industry, and workforce acquisition and retention.

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August 23, 2019

Ferdinand Teuber, Director
of International Business Development

visits Cobot Team in Oregon

Four days of visits, coordination, and alignment. Further validation of the shared core values including a deep care for others and dedication to exceptional customer service. Cobot Team becomes a nation-wide distributor and service contact for US customers.

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August 16, 2019

OMEP Training Event

Portland, OR

Cobot Team provides in-depth training for the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) leadership and consultants. Cobot Team and OMEP become closely aligned to bring collaborative robot solutions to Oregon manufacturers.

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July 15, 2019

Cross Country Demo Anywhere - Any Time.

With Sawyer in hard travel cases, Cobot Team CEO flies across the nation to multiple cities around the U.S. to showcase Sawyer’s capabilities and to assess applications at client sites. Cobot Team introduces collaborative robots, and helps clients enhance their workforce potential.

June 19, 2019

Sawyer on the Golf Course

Wilsonville, Oregon

Sawyer demonstrating capabilities and repeatability during the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Charity event at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, OR. Cobot Team and Sawyer are fully mobile to showcase the capabilities and possibilities.

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May 8, 2019

Northwest Machine Tool Expo

Oregon Convention Center

Portland, OR 

Cobot Team partners with R-Tec from Wilsonville, OR to demonstrate the Sawyer machine tending capabilities for CNC machines.

April 8th—11th

Automate 2019

McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

The Cobot Team works closely with the Rethink Robotics, GmbH team from Germany. We quickly recognized our shared values and business approach.Tom Szambelan CEO, Cobot Team, and Philipp Unterhalt, CEO of Rethink Robotics together as the partnership develops.

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Rethink Robotics Partner Day - Frankfurt

February 14, 2019

International Distributor Day,

Frankfurt, Germany 

Rethink Robotics distributors from around the world meet in Frankfurt, Germany. Tom Szambelan, CEO of Cobot Team meets the Rethink Robotics team, and Silvester de Keijzer, CEO of Hahn Rob-Share.

December 18, 2018

Hahn RobShare 

Team Innovation Day

Tom Szambelan, CEO of Cobot
Team participates virtually in the first Team Innovation Day with Hahn RobShare partners from across Europe. The early innovators and stages of “robot as a service.”

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Cobot Team Shows off Sawyer in the mobil

November 2018

Oregon / SW Washington
Cobot Team showcases Sawyer 
from their converted Sprinter Van

Cobot Team brings Sawyer to companies throughout the Northwest in their fully powered Sprinter van. Many times the numbers interested exceed the capacity of the large van, so the back door gets opened to create more viewing space. Cobot Team CEO commits to exceptional accessibility for all companies interested in seeing Sawyer, once becoming a Rethink Robotics distributor.

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