The new version of the Digit robot not only has a more humane design, but it can also perform different storage tasks.
The robots they have come to help us, and thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, they are becoming more efficient, and in their design much more similar to human beings, like the latest version of the robot digit.
And it is that the people of Agility Robotics has presented the new version of the Digit robot, that bipedal warehouse robot that was already shown a few months ago, and that is capable of taking on repetitive tasks or those with risk of injury, and that human beings do not want or cannot perform.
This new version includes a head with animated eyes, more efficient hands, and will be able to handle a wide variety of workloads better than its predecessor.
According to its creators, this new version of the Digit robot can carry more, reach higher, charge faster, last longer than the previous model, it can also manipulate its environment more effectively, its perception is more acute and it interacts better with humans.
He weighs 63 kg and is 180 cm tall and includes newly designed end effectors, which help the robot to reach low or high spaces and place or pick up objects.
“Warehouse work includes many repetitive tasks and is automated by processes that all too often lead to injuries and high turnover, leaving costly workforce gaps that entangle supply chains.”, explains the company it’s a statement.
“While automation can help fill those gaps, existing automation solutions are often single-purpose, meaning companies must incorporate and maintain dozens of different solutions for different tasks, or require costly customization of the workspace.”, they add.
Capable of performing many tasks
These robots are capable of executing numerous tasks, having the ability to adapt to various workflows, being able to switch to different tasks according to requirements.
As you can see, it resembles a human body, and it has been created to function in spaces designed for people, to take over pre-existing warehouse jobs.
“Supply chains are still feeling the side effects of the pandemic, with the demand for warehouse labor far outstripping the available talent. Businesses are turning to automation now more than ever to help mitigate future disruptions. As logistics workplace issues like high turnover, burnout and injuries continue to rise, we believe Digit is the future of work.“, it states damion sheltonCo-Founder and CEO of Agility Robotics.
“We expect Digit to increase the workforce, taking over ‘boring, dirty and dangerous’ tasks and allowing people to focus on more creative and complex work. We like to think of Digit as something that allows humans to be more human.”, he concludes.