Engineered Arts’ Ameca previews what AI humanoid robots will be capable of in the future, and one of the most interesting features is voice cloning. Thanks to OpenAI’s GPT-4 API, it can not only answer questions intelligently, but also mimic celebrities like Morgan Freeman.
You’ve seen Figure 01, Unitree H1, Ameca, and Digit, now check out Sanctuary AI’s Phoenix robot. Powered by the Carbon AI control system, Phoenix features human-like intelligence and a humanoid physical form specially designed to perform work tasks.
Electric Sheep’s Verdie is claimed to be the world’s most advanced landscaping robot, and rightfully so. It’s powered by the company’s ES1 AI agent, which enables the robot to operate autonomously in any outdoor setting with zero teaching.
The Xiaomi Cyberdog 2 may not have as many functions as Spot, but it definitely made a splash a Mobile World Congress 2024 this week. Its 19 sensors for vision, touch, and hearing, enable it to replicate the movements, appearance, as well as interactions of a real dog.
When Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot meets GPT-4 Turbo and Vision AI, you get Hawkeye. This basically means the robot uses speech-to-text to wait for an interaction from the user before determining the type and intention of the request.
ANYmal can not only open doors and handle packages, but also monitor nuclear waste. That’s right, this quadruped robot was recently deployed to Finland’s Onkalo site located at a depth of more than 400 meters underground.
UBTech’s Walker S humanoid robot recently visited NIO’s production line to help inspect electric vehicles during the assembly process. More specifically, it used real-time image capture and transmission to inspect door locks, seat belts, headlight covers, and even vehicle emblems.
The AI-powered ZenRobotics 4.0, a fourth generation waste sorting robot that can identify over 500 waste categories, resulting in reduced commissioning times as well as enhancing sorting accuracy. It’s currently available on the Heavy Picker 4.0, a multipurpose waste sorting robot for bulky material, and the Fast Picker 4.0, a high-speed robot ideal for lightweight material.
Did you know that Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot doubles as a firefighter back in 2017? If not, here’s a short clip shot back in 2017 of the robot putting out a “fire” on the loading dock at IHMC Robotics in in Pensacola, Florida.
Researchers from KIMLAB at the University of Illinois have developed Ringbot, a monocycle robot with a ring-shaped wheel and two legs. In other words, it’s essentially a leg-wheel transformer robot that incorporates a monocycle mechanism with legs.