Agility Robotics, a world leader in the robotics industry, has beat Tesla to the punch with the unveiling of their new humanoid robot factory in Salem, Oregon. Amateur Robotics Enthusiast and fan of practical use robots, Brian Lederer shares the details:
RoboFab is the working nickname for the humanoid robot factory of Agility Robotics in Salem, Oregon. But if you ask Robotics Enthusiast and Information Technology (IT) Professional Brian Lederer, this 70,000 square foot facility will soon be reflected as a pioneer in the industry. The first-ever of its kind, this facility is set to produce the first line of humanoid robots available in mass production for the public. The product’s working title is Digit. The robot is extremely humanoid in terms of basic anatomy, having two legs and two arms so as to work alongside humans. Although Digit will be available for public purchase, it’s unlikely that we will see these humanoid robots working in households, as robot butlers or maids. Instead, the earliest release of the humanoid already has plans to join the workforce. The primary use case of these devices will be to work alongside humans in warehouse and factory settings.
As a long time supporter of practical use robotics in commercial and industrial spaces, Brian Lederer is excited for this development. Although many people might fear the sci fi fueled theories of humanoid robots becoming sentient beings, Amateur Enthusiast Lederer sees this as a step in the right direction —- for humanity. The opportunity to off-load strenuous work activities that can cause physical ailments and other occupational conditions is the right move.