Agility Robotics is building a factory to mass-produce humanoid robots called Digits. The robots will be able to perform tasks such as walking, lifting, and carrying. Agility Robotics hopes that the robots will be used to fill labor shortages in warehouses.
The factory is expected to be completed in 2024 and will be located in Oregon. It will be able to produce up to 10,000 robots per year. Agility Robotics is a startup that was founded in 2015. The company has raised over $100 million in funding from investors such as Amazon and SoftBank.
Agility Robotics’ co-founder and CEO, Damion Shelton, said, “The opening of our factory marks a pivotal moment in the history of robotics: the beginning of the mass production of commercial humanoid robots. We built Digit to solve difficult problems in today’s workforce like injuries, burnout, high turnover, and unfillable labor gaps, with the ultimate vision of enabling humans to be more human”.
The development of humanoid robots is a rapidly growing field. Many companies are working on developing robots that can perform tasks that are currently done by humans. Agility Robotics is one of the leading companies in this field.
Agility Robotics is breaking ground in the field of humanoid robots with the world’s first factory for commercial humanoid robots. The new robot manufacturing facility is expected to provide jobs to more than 500 local workers and produce more than 10,000 bots per year. Agility’s ultimate vision is to enable humans to be more human, and the company built Digit to solve difficult problems in today’s workforce.