Agility Robotics pleased with surge in demand

Agility Robotics pleased with surge in demand

22. March 2021 0 By Horst Buchwald

Agility Robotics pleased with surge in demand

New York, 3/22/2021

Agility Robotics has seen a surge in demand for its walking robot Digit, which was spotted around Albany, Oregon, as the company conducted tests with its finished prototype. The bipedal, battery-powered robot can deliver packages and move around both urban and outdoor environments.

Agility says it has sold the first two prototypes to Ford Motor Company, an investor, as well as “several other unnamed Fortune 100 companies” that are using them for warehouse automation. Digit can lift 40-pound packages and is protected from the elements by its weatherproof housing.

This year, Agility plans to build 40 robots of this Type2 – which costs $250,000 each . The company hopes to eventually bring the price down to $70,000.

Jonathan Hurst, co-founder of Agility, has a doctorate in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and teaches robotics at Oregon State University.

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