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posted by hubie on Monday March 20 2023, @05:39AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-dated-a-robot dept.

Human-shaped robots with dexterous hands will be staffing warehouses and retail stores, tending to the elderly and performing household chores within a decade or so, according to a Silicon Valley startup working toward that vision:

Demographic trends — such as a persistent labor shortage and the growing elder care crisis — make fully-functioning, AI-driven humanoid robots look tantalizingly appealing.

Companies such as Amazon are reportedly worried about running out of warehouse workers, whose jobs are physically and mentally demanding with high attrition.

A heavy-hitting startup called Figure, which just emerged from stealth mode, is building a prototype of a humanoid robot that the company says will eventually be able to walk, climb stairs, open doors, use tools and lift boxes — perhaps even make dinner.

[...] It will take decades for humanoid robots to be able to replicate the sophisticated things our bodies can do, but visionaries are hard at work trying to make it happen.

Previously: Elon Musk Reveals Plans to Unleash a Humanoid Tesla Bot


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @01:27PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @01:27PM (#1297160)

    > People will not work for free and they need at the very least a living wage

    Or what? Fuck off and die?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @07:45PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20 2023, @07:45PM (#1297258)

    Started in the gutter now we're dead
    Started in the gutter now my hole team dead yeah