Eve Humanoid Robot Demonstrates New Abilities

In a video update, the humanoid robot is shown performing several tasks such as cleaning a room and packing items

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 13, 2024

2 Min Read
1X's robots in action

Humanoid robotics startup 1X has released a new video update of its humanoid robot, Eve, showcasing its neural network capabilities as it performs picking and packing tasks.

In the video, several Eve robots are shown completing several tasks including picking and placing items into containers, cleaning toys from a room’s floor and opening doors.

"The video contains no teleoperation," said 1X. "No computer graphics, no cuts, no video speedups, no scripted trajectory playback. It's all controlled via neural networks, all autonomous, all 1X speed."

“Every behavior you see in the video is controlled by a single vision-based neural network,” the company wrote on its website. “The neural network consumes images and emits actions to control the driving, the arms, gripper, torso and head.”

To train the machine learning (ML) models that generate these behaviors, 1X used a broad dataset of demonstrations across 30 Eve robots. 

“We use that data to train a ‘base model’ that understands a broad set of physical behaviors, from cleaning to tidying homes to picking up objects to interacting socially with humans and other robots,” 1X said. “We then fine-tuned those models further to align the behavior with solving specific tasks…this strategy allows us to onboard new skills in just a few minutes of data collection and training on a desktop GPU.”

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The video is the latest in a series of updates released by the company as it works to accelerate its design to commercialization.

In January, 1X released a video update of Eve to announce its availability for domestic use cases, performing chores such as cooking, cleaning and even home security.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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