Agility Robotics’ humanoid Digit robot helps itself to the logistics market

As the pandemic wears on, humanoid robots that can perform general tasks could become increasingly important. They can move heavy objects in warehouses, assist with last-yard deliveries, and potentially be involved in other tasks where low human-to-human contact is preferable for safety reasons. Agility Robotics is one of the companies making these helper robots.

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Robots need to solve mobility before we find their killer app

A VentureBeat published our interview with Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter. We discussed his first year as CEO; the company’s profitability target after three decades (Boston Dynamics was founded in 1992); Spot, Pick, Handle, and Atlas; and the company’s broader roadmap, including which robots are next.

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Artificial intelligence is powered by ghosts

“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.” – Amit Ray. Artificial intelligence is winning and the robots are taking over. That’s the big fear for the future of work. I’m not so sure humans are doomed just yet. Consider this report by the Onward think tank.

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Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

Over 66 different kinds of “social” robots have been piloted in hospitals, health centers, airports, office buildings, and other public and private spaces in response to the pandemic, according to a study from researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University.

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