Beyond Humanoid Robots

NASA Ames have shown that a simplified manufacturing and construction process is very powerful. More capable mass produced humanoid robots will be even more transformative. The NASA construction system has a mass of 10 kilograms per cubic meter. Water has a mass of 1000 kilograms per cubic meter. Lightweight and modular construction will create structures …

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Super-lightweight Robot Friendly Modular Construction for Bridges and Space Colonization

NASA Ames team created and tested prefabricated voxels standardized reconfigurable building blocks. They built a set of 256 of those blocks—extremely strong 3D structures made with a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer called StattechNN-40CF. Each block had fastening interfaces on every side that could be used to reversibly attach them to other blocks and form a strong truss …

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Sanctuary AI Hand First and Alphabet of Actions to Achieve All Tasks and All Jobs

Sanctuary’s CTO Suzanne Gildert explains their mind and hands first approach. Sanctuary AI views humanoid robots as a means to an end, where the end is human-like general intelligence. Suzanne Gildert is Chief Technology Officer and has been a prominent figure in AI robotics leading to her being often affectionately known as the Mother of …

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General Intelligence Embodied in a Humanoid Robot

Machines with human-level intelligence should be able to do most economically valuable work. This aligns a major economic incentive with the scientific grand challenge of building a human-like mind. Here Sanctuary AIs CEO Geordie Rose and CTO Suzanne Gildert describe their approach to building and testing such a system. Their approach comprises a physical humanoid …

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Interactive AI Agents that Make Decisions and Take Actions

Arxiv – The development of artificial intelligence systems is transitioning from creating static, task-specific models to dynamic, agent-based systems capable of performing well in a wide range of applications. Microsoft researchers propose an Interactive Agent Foundation Model that uses a novel multi-task agent training paradigm for training AI agents across a wide range of domains, …

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Figure AI Talks With Microsoft & OpenAI About $500M Investment

Figure AI, startup developing humanoid robots, is talking to Microsoft and OpenAI to raise $500 million in new funding at a valuation of over $2 billion. Figure AI just made a deal with BMW to put the humanoid robots into the car factory for pilot tests over the next 12-24 months. Figure AI has performed …

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Optimus Teslabot and Starlink Mini Will Outclass MacBooks and Smartphones

Two near term future products will be a fantastic combination. The Optimus Teslabot will have a 3 kilowatt hour battery pack which is thirty times more than a 100 watt-hour battery for a Macbook Pro. It would be three hundred times more than smartphone batteries. A new Starlink Mini will be released later in 2024 …

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Humanoid Bot AI and Hardware Proving Real World Useful Work This Year

Humanoid bot company Figure announces blockbuster partnership with BMW following amazing demo of bot autonomy. Brett Adcock is CEO and founder of Figure, an AI Robotics company developing autonomous general purpose humanoid robots. Figure will be fully hardware ready (actuators, sensors, perception and compute on board) in the first half of 2024 to do useful …

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Figure CEO Reveals Real World AI Plans

Figure CEO, Brett Adcock, revealed their plans for real-world humanoid robots. There will be more details in a video coming tomorrow. Excited to share: Figure has entered into a commercial agreement with BMW 🤝 They hope to ship in 2024. Figure’s humanoid robots will automate difficult, unsafe, and tedious tasks throughout the manufacturing process. This …

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