Singapore company Fourier Intelligence and the American company Tesla demonstrated significant achievements in the creation of humanoid robots.
Fourier presented a video showcasing the production process of their GR-1 robot, equipped with powerful actuators in the pelvic area that enable it to tolerate weights of up to 50 kg. Meanwhile, Tesla’s Optimus robot displayed new capabilities in object sorting and maintaining balance while performing challenging yogic poses.
Fourier Intelligence envisions the GR-1 as an assistant in rehabilitation therapy, aiding individuals in transitioning from wheelchairs and beds. The company also shared a video showcasing their production facilities, illustrating the robot assembly process, custom actuator manufacturing, and robotic hand testing.
Tesla, on the other hand, continues their efforts to enhance the functionality of the Optimus robot. Leveraging advanced computer vision systems similar to Tesla’s Full Self-Driving technology, the Optimus robot can now accurately track the position of its hands and legs in space, allowing for improved performance in mastering new tasks. The demonstration video depicts the robot effortlessly sorting blocks by color and demonstrating remarkable balancing abilities while executing yogic asanas on one leg.
Both the Optimus and GR-1 robots exhibit somewhat clumsy movements at present; however, their potential for further development and improvement is evident. With increasing investments in this sector, significant progress in humanoid robot development can be expected in the near future. These technological advancements open up new possibilities for robotics in everyday life and various industries, signaling an era where robots become an integral part of the labor market.