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Title    Humanoid Robots are Coming
Date    Monday March 20 2023, @05:39AM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the I-dated-a-robot dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/03/19/138259

fliptop writes:

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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Links

  1. "fliptop" - https://soylentnews.org/~fliptop/
  2. "according to a Silicon Valley startup working toward that vision" - https://www.axios.com/2023/03/17/robots-humanoid-figure-tesla-robotics-ai
  3. "labor shortage" - https://www.axios.com/2022/09/03/a-deep-dive-into-the-labor-shortage
  4. "elder care crisis" - https://www.axios.com/2022/11/19/axios-am-deep-dive-boomers-elder-care-crisis
  5. "reportedly" - https://www.vox.com/recode/23170900/leaked-amazon-memo-warehouses-hiring-shortage
  6. "warehouse workers" - https://www.axios.com/2022/11/17/amazon-robots
  7. "Figure" - https://www.figure.ai/
  8. "just emerged" - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/figure-emerges-from-stealth-and-unveils-figure-01--a-humanoid-robot-to-support-supply-chain-on-a-global-scale-301759983.html
  9. "Elon Musk Reveals Plans to Unleash a Humanoid Tesla Bot" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/20/2110242
  10. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=58982

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