To purchase the device, developed at the University of Oregon, will cost $250 thousand.
The Digit robot is designed to perform specific tasks that do not require any intellectual ability to complete, such as loading and unloading goods from a truck. According to a statement by Agility (established at the University of Oregon), part of the idea is that many devices are developed for research purposes and never leave the laboratory. They wanted to create a robot that could be put into action in the outside world right now.
Humanoid devices like Digit are especially useful today. While we are all living through a pandemic, manufacturers are faced with a shortage of labour. So why not replace some of their staff with safe and practical robots? The company's ambitions were actively supported by investors, and not so long ago, Agility received $20 million in funding.
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