Robot manufacturer Agility has set a price for the famous humanoid robot. A robot called Digit, which can supply trucks with boxes, move stairs and perform various physical tasks flexibly, costs $ 250,000.
Agility has announced that it could allocate $ 20 million for the commercial production of robots. The shape of the robot is similar to that of a human. It has 2 legs and 2 arms, however it lacks a head and has bent knees at the back.
Digit is designed to withstand strenuous physical activity, such as transporting cargo and performing hazardous work. Unlike humans, robots “fold” which makes it easier for them to move.
“For robots to be effective, they need to fit into our space and our requirements,” said Jonathan Hust, CEO of Agility. The company already has a contract with Ford. Digit should help Ford load the boxes of future self-driving cars and provide automated on-site delivery service.
It is noteworthy that recently Boston Dynamics started selling its dog-like robot, SpotMini, for $ 75,000.