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Figure AI in talks with Microsoft and OpenAI for funding

Figure AI is aiming to secure $500 million in funding, with Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI leading the investment.   The company’s aim is to develop humanoid robots that can eliminate unsafe and undesirable jobs, particularly in industries facing severe labor shortages such as manufacturing, shipping and logistics, warehousing, and retail.   Robots are already being […]

BMW’s South Carolina plant is testing humanoid robot workers

Robotics startup Figure has entered into a commercial agreement with BMW to introduce its general-purpose humanoid robots to BMW’s manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with the intention of automating difficult, unsafe, or tedious manufacturing tasks.   Figure’s CEO, Brett Adcock, believes that general-purpose robotics have untapped potential and can help companies increase productivity, reduce […]

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