Figure's Humanoid Walks and Performs Autonomous Tasks

After just 12 months of development, Figure has released video footage of its humanoid robot walking and notes that this prototype should be doing useful work in months, starting with easy jobs involving moving things around in a warehouse environment, and then expanding its abilities to take over more and more tasks. The Figure prototype's hip and knee joints reportedly each put out over 200 Nm of electric torque. Founder Brett Adcock notes: “I believe that positively affecting the future of humanity is the moral priority of our time. The most meaningful impact can come from dedicating our resources to developing technologies. In the coming age we will see great advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, and by contributing in the early stages, we can set the course for a positive AI future for humanity.  Hence the goal of Figure: to develop general purpose humanoids that make a positive impact on humanity and create a better life for future generations. These robots can eliminate the need for unsafe and undesirable jobs — ultimately allowing us to live happier, more purposeful lives.” Watch a video, here. For more information, see, and visit Figure’s website, here