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The wheeled robot from 1X uses a modified version of ChatGPT to autonomously perceive and navigate its surroundings
January 25, 2024
1X has announced its humanoid robot, Eve, is now commercially available.
While the AI-powered robot has already been deployed in some industrial settings, it has now been launched as a household assistant, performing chores such as cooking, cleaning and even home security.
The Norwegian robotics company, backed by OpenAI, also has an industrial humanoid model called NEO, which it describes as “artificial intelligence tak[ing] form in a human-like body.”
Eve uses a modified version of ChatGPT to understand and respond to commands, and 1X said the AI capabilities allow Eve to be a “learning” and “creating” robot. For instance, Eve can generate recipes by scanning a user’s shelves and identifying ingredients and replicating a user’s movements to effectively complete tasks.
“Eve embodies artificial learning,” according to the company’s website. “1X combines human-like bodies with the ‘minds’ of advanced language and autonomous movement models.”
The wheeled robot stands at 6 feet 2 inches, weighs 192 pounds and is capable of traveling 9 mph. It can also carry up to 33 pounds of goods and comes with gripper hands so it can hold various objects to assist with cleaning and cooking chores.
Eve and NEO were originally designed to take on the more labor-intensive tasks at warehouses and manufacturing sites as businesses face ongoing labor challenges, though 1X has stressed its robots are intended to assist rather than replace human workers.
“Many human qualities are near impossible to replicate, so while labor as we imagine it today might change, 1X believes that androids will create new opportunities for everyone’s benefit,” the company said.
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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