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Robots are looking to bring a human touch to warehouses

By Liz Young

12 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Companies like Agility Robotics, Figure AI, and Boston Dynamics are developing humanoid robots for use in warehouses.

Humanoid robots are on their way to warehouses as companies start to move beyond the disembodied arms, moving trays and other machines aimed at speeding up logistics operations.

Agility Robotics, Figure AI and Boston Dynamics are among companies designing robots more closely modeled on human beings for use in distribution centers. The new machines are being engineered with the ability to walk around warehouses, reach items high on shelves, crouch to put things down and pick up and move boxes, defying some of the physical limits on automation in the industrial world.

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