The update comes as the race to commercialize humanoid robots heats up

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 21, 2024

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Eve humanoid robot in action
Eve humanoid robot in action1X

Robotics startup 1X has released a new video showing its humanoid robot Eve folding laundry and packing boxes as a demonstration of its dexterity and task-handling capabilities.

“We're excited to share our latest progress on teaching Eve general-purpose skills,” the company said. “Everything in the video is all autonomous, all 1X speed, all controlled with a single set of neural network weights.”

The video is the latest in a series of updates from the company as it gears up for a wide-scale commercial launch.

1X previously released a video showcasing Eve’s neural network capabilities as it performed various tasks including picking and packing items, cleaning toys from the floor and opening doors.

The Norwegian robotics company, backed by OpenAI, said its humanoid robots are primarily intended to step in for a dwindling labor force, adding that the robots are designed to assist rather than replace human workers. 

“1X combines human-like bodies with the ‘minds’ of advanced language and autonomous movement models,” the company’s website says. 

Alongside Eve, the company also has an industrial humanoid model, Neo, which it describes as “artificial intelligence tak[ing] form in a human-like body.”

Eve uses AI to understand and navigate its environment. According to 1X, it uses AI to make Eve a “learning” and “creating” robot, capable of understanding commands and generating responses and actions accordingly. 

Related:Eve Humanoid Robot Demonstrates New Abilities

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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