Behold! In the fabled month of March, which in the year 2023 marked the genesis of the enigmatic robotics company known as Figure, a grand plan was unveiled. Lo and behold, the plan was to create the marvelous AI humanoid robot known as Figure 01, a being that could think, learn, interact, and carry out work duties autonomously, without any need for human intervention.
Yes, dear reader, you heard that right! This self-moving and autonomous being, a veritable robot among robots, is set to rely on the power of artificial intelligence to learn and predict its movement without anyone’s help. No controls needed – Figure 01 can work for and on itself.
But that’s not all, for Figure boasts that this AI humanoid robot is tailor-made for initial deployment into the workforce. The idea is to address labor shortages and, over time, eliminate the need for unsafe and undesirable jobs. Yes, you heard that right, too! With the first humanoid by our side in the workforce, we’ll have the ability to create and produce so much more, address drastic labor shortages, and reduce the number of workers in unsafe jobs. Exciting, isn’t it?
“Revolutionizing the Workforce: Meet Figure, the AI Humanoid Robot”
The company imagines that, by fusing the dexterity of the human form with the rapid development of AI, its robot will one day lend support to other workers across manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, and retail. But wait, there’s more! Beyond that, the robotics company sees itself creating more humanoids that can also step into the shoes of a caregiver for the elderly and those at home, as well as assisting in the construction of architecture on other planets. Incredible, isn’t it?
The founder of Figure, one Brett Adcock, declares that he and his team are currently in the early phases of building Figure, with a focus on tackling the labor crisis occurring in essential industries like manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and logistics, and retail. They are developing a humanoid robot that will be able to work alongside humans, filling undesirable, dangerous, and monotonous roles. Adcock boldly claims that Figure has the potential to be one of the biggest, most impactful companies on the planet. Bold claims, indeed!
But building such a being is no easy feat, and the team behind Figure acknowledges that building an in-house AI system that can support their humanoids to perform everyday tasks autonomously poses a formidable challenge. However, they remain undaunted, with Adcock stating that they are tackling this issue by building intelligent embodied agents that can interact with complex and unstructured real-world environments.
Despite being a relatively new company, founded just last year in 2022, Figure is making strides in the creation progress and process of the AI humanoid robot. The tech team is hopeful that they can build Figure 01 with human-like capabilities that can provide varying types of support depending on the situation. They believe that general-purpose humanoid robots built for a human environment are the desired route to have the largest overall impact. Amazing, isn’t it?