Openai, Microsoft and other companies are investing in humanoid robots. See the initiatives of the main technology companies that are betting on combining artificial intelligence and robotics

OpenAI, Microsoft and other companies are investing in humanoid robots

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See the initiatives of the main technology companies that are betting on combining artificial intelligence and robotics

According to information obtained by Bloomberg News, the startup AI figures, known for manufacturing humanoid robots that learn tasks from humans, is receiving investments from companies such as OpenAI e Microsoft through a new round of fundraising.

Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) it's at NVIDIA They are also part of the company's new group of investors working on the development of its first humanoid. See the details.

OpenAI and Microsoft's bets

Example of humanoid robots
Companies are putting money into emergencies (Photo: Reproduction/01 Net)

O Chat GPT, which began to be successful in November 2022, was one of the great discoveries in the technology market that also provided a bridge for the creation of more tools such as midjourney, GIVE HER and more. Since then, technology companies have been directing investment into emerging ideas as a way to be part of the “next big technological breakthrough”.

In a new round of investments that is already approaching US$675 million, the AI figures is looking for new investors.

Information from analysts points out that the Microsoft sent a contribution of US$95 million, while the investment of OpenAI for humanoid robots it is US$5 million. Speaking of NVIDIA, the company injected US$50 million. A fund affiliated with Amazon put another US$50 million into figure and beyond that, Jeff Bezos, current owner of Amazon, sent another US$100 million to help develop new technologies.

Openai, Microsoft and other companies are investing in humanoid robots. See the initiatives of the main technology companies that are betting on combining artificial intelligence and robotics
Models could be the greatest innovation in technology (Photo: Reproduction/Figure AI)

NVIDIA, Microsoft e Jeff Bezos did not comment on investments in figure AI, but other companies like Intel, LG Innotek, Parkway Venture Capital, Align Ventures, ARK Venture Fund, Aliya Capital Partners e tamarack they should also invest in the development of humanoid robots.

Who is Figure AI?

Openai, Microsoft and other companies are investing in humanoid robots. See the initiatives of the main technology companies that are betting on combining artificial intelligence and robotics
Brett Adcock, founder of Figure AI (Photo: Reproduction/Figure_

Founded in 2021 and with a current market value that exceeds US $ 2 billion, the company is focused on developing humanoid robots for the most diverse tasks: from working in factories, in logistics activities, to serving the public. Only in its initial round of investment, led by Parkway Venture Capital, AI figures managed to accumulate US$70 million.

Until the closing of this article, the company was working on the development of a humanoid robot that has generative artificial intelligence and is called (Figure 01. It is focused to carry out work that is dangerous and unsuitable for humans and should also help with labor shortages. See this example:

The latest update states that he is 1,70 m tall and weighs 60 kg. His body is all metallic and his face has no details. It's as if he's wearing a helmet that covers his entire face. Among the activities he has already carried out, he learned how to make coffee just by watching a human being. It also moves autonomously and performs daily activities. Watch the video of him making coffee:

In January 2024, the AI figures signed an agreement with the BMW to put its humanoid robots to work at the car company's factory located in North Carolina, USA. Brett Adcock, founder of figure AI, cited that “the company is currently GPT-chat“, indicating that a new discovery that will change the technology industry will happen soon.

What comes next?

Figure humanoid robots
Models must arrive in factories and other parts of our daily lives (Photo: Reproduction/Figure)

Once the company has completed fundraising, it will continue developing its new robot so that it reaches the market. How did you form a partnership with BMW, it is likely that these models will arrive at the car company's factories first. We can also expect the launch of a humanoid with integrated ChatGPT, something that would help people with various tasks.

More news including artificial intelligence and robotics should be released in the future, but it is expected that these humanoid robots will reach different parts of our daily lives, even more so in tasks that can pose a high risk to humans.

Would you work with or want to be served by a humanoid robot like (Figure 01? tell us Comment!

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With information: Bloomberg News l Startup l Reuters

reviewed by Glaucon Vital in 1 / 3 / 24.

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