This walking package-delivery robot is now for sale

Digit can walk, carry objects, and operate semi-autonomously. | Image: Agility Robotics

US startup Agility Robotics has announced that its bipedal robot Digit is now for sale, with the first two units bought by automaker Ford to research last-mile package delivery.

Digit is approximately the size and shape of a small adult human. It’s able to navigate environments semi-autonomously with the help of LIDAR and other sensors, and it can carry boxes in its arms up to 40 pounds (18 kilograms) in weight. Agility Robotics says it can be put to a range of uses, including in logistics, warehouses, telepresence, and industrial inspection.

But companies will need to find out for themselves how well Digit can manage these jobs. Although mobile, multipurpose robots have improved…

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