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The Race to Build AI-Powered Humanoids Is Heating Up

By Fast Company

March 3, 2023

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Robotics companies aim to create machines like startup Figure's just-unveiled Figure 01 bipedal humanoid robot to take on manual labor currently performed by humans.

Figure 01 is designed to carry out undesirable jobs, and eventually to perform more advanced tasks by using artificial intelligence to learn and improve.

Figure's Brett Adcock said his company manufactured five Figure 01 prototypes with 25 degrees of motion, which can bend over fully at the waist and lift a box from the ground to a high shelf.

Adcock said the robots employ electric motors to move more smoothly than Boston Dynamics' Atlas, endowing the prototypes with more natural gait.

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