Rise of the Machines: Robots Set to Mass Produce Other Robots at First ‘Humanoid’ Factory
In news evoking the apocalyptic movie “The Terminator,” a company out of Corvallis, Oregon, has announced plans to build the first mass-produced humanoid robots — and it intends to use other robots to build them.
The robot model first on the drawing board is set to be named “Digit.” It has two arms and two legs, and the company, Agility Robotics, says the machine will be able to maneuver and work alongside humans, according to CNBC.
Agility Robotics says on its website that its planned “RoboFab” robot factory, contained in a 70,000-square-foot facility in Salem, Oregon, will be the first of its kind, with the capacity to produce 10,000 “Digit” robots a year.
“The opening of our factory marks a pivotal moment in the history of robotics: the beginning of the mass production of commercial humanoid robots,” Damion Shelton, Agility Robotics’ co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.
“We built Digit …