Robotic Revolution! Introducing Phoenix, the first humanoid robot designed to work

Inspenet, May 20, 2023

Sanctuary AI introduced Phoenix, the world’s first general-purpose humanoid robot powered by a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) control system, designed to give it human-like intelligence and enable it to perform a wide range of jobs.

The Canada-based company says its technology is already capable of completing hundreds of tasks identified by customers in more than a dozen different industries.

“We designed Phoenix to be the most sensor-rich and most physically capable humanoid ever built,” read a statement released by the company.

Powered by an artificial intelligence system called Carbon™, the humanoid is capable of performing the widest possible set of work tasks.

“We see a future where general-purpose robots are as ubiquitous as cars, helping people do the work they need to do, when there simply aren’t enough people to do that work,” Geordie Rose said. , Co-Founder and CEO of Sanctuary AI.

What sets Sanctuary AI apart from others in the industry is its literal interpretation of “general purpose” and emphasis on creating a technology that can perform physical work like a person.

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The future is here: Phoenix, the humanoid with haptic technology and a sense of touch for fine manipulation

“To be of general use, a robot must be able to perform almost any work task, in the way a person is expected to, in the environment where the work is performed,” Rose said. “While it’s easy to become obsessed with the physical aspects of a robot, our opinion is that the robot is just a tool for the real star of the show, which in our case is our proprietary AI control system.”

To meet the ambitious mission of creating human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots, Sanctuary AI assembled a strong coalition of best-in-class vendors and partners, including Apptronik, Bell, Common Sense Machines, Contoro, Cycorp, Exonetik, HaptX, Magna, Tangible Research, Verizon Ventures, and Workday Ventures.

Powered by Carbon™, its pioneering AI control system, and less than two months after announcing the first commercial deployment of its technology, Sanctuary AI announced details about its sixth generation technology.

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The characteristics of the humanoid (Phoenix)

Form and function, similar to humans: it measures 1.70 meters and weighs 70 kilograms.

Maximum payload of 25 kg.

Maximum speed of 4.8 km per hour.

Industry-leading robotic hands with higher degrees of freedom (20 total) that rival the dexterity of the human hand and fine manipulation with patented haptic technology that mimics the sense of touch.

Enhanced aesthetics with a bolder color palette and elevated textures.

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The characteristics of the brain (IA Carbon) of the robot

A cognitive architecture and software platform for general-purpose humanoid robots.

It integrates modern artificial intelligence technologies to translate natural language into action in the real world.

Allows Phoenix to think and act to complete tasks like a person.

Explainable and auditable reasoning, tasks and movement plans.

Symbolic and logical reasoning together with modern LLMs (for general knowledge), domain-specific integrations and extensions

Willing and goal-seeking behaviors

It uses deep learning and reinforcement learning.

Photorealistic and realistic physics simulations of the world for robot training.

Human supervision in the circuit, teleoperation and fleet management.

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Photos : Sanctuary AI

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