Organization: Agility Robotics
Country: United States
Year Founded: 2015
Number of Employees: 11-50
Innovation Class: Technology & Services Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction
Commercializing Digit is a milestone for humanoid robots and Agility Robotics, which spun out of Oregon State University to commercialize bipedal locomotion research.
Agility Robotics in January 2020 launched the commercial version of Digit, a humanoid robot that costs in the low-mid six figures. Digit’s upper torso includes integrated sensing, computing, and two 4-DOF arms that can carry up to 40 pounds. Digit also has two 2-DOF feet, sealed joints for outdoor operation, a UN 38.3 certified battery for cargo air shipment, and an API so it can be used as a development platform. Digit navigates semi-autonomously thanks to LiDAR and other sensors. Digit is designed for classic dull, dirty, and dangerous manual labor jobs, including basic tasks in warehouse logistics that can have high rates of dissatisfaction, injury, and turnover.