Top 10 Robots and Automation Seen at ProMat 2023

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Agility Robotics' Digit humanoid

Agility Robotics showcased the latest version of its humanoid robot, Digit, to great fanfare at this year’s ProMat. The new robot featured a head with LED eyes and new end-of-arm tools to carry bins.

At its booth, Agility demonstrated Digit picking up and carrying totes onto a conveyor belt.

In an interview with Robotics 24/7, Agility Robotic Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Hurst said the company added a head to Digit to help workers understand the direction it is going.

“People looked [at the old model] and expected a head,” he said. “It’s human-centric. It’s something that people need to understand. They need to have indications of what the robot is about to do and where it needs to go.”

The company also formally announced its Agility Partner Program (APP). Agility is seeking companies to join the program to help it develop Digit’s abilities. They will also have access to Digit before it becomes commercially available.

Damion Shelton, CEO of Agility Robotics, told Robotics 24/7 that the new Digit is currently in its alpha phase. The company plans to complete the beta phase later this year, and it hopes to start shipping to customers in 2025.

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