A humanoid robot, named Digit, has been shown in a testing lab standing itself back up after falling.
The solution has been designed to work alongside humans, especially in spaces like warehouses. Digit was built by Agility Robotics (Agility).
The company disabled the robot’s perception systems, which are normally used to help the robot avoid or adjust to obstacles to prevent Digit from falling.
In the test, Digit was forced to fall in a controlled environment to demonstrate Agility’s new self-righting and recovering ability.
Its key functions are the handling of tedious and repetitive tasks meant for a machine, with the intention of enabling companies and employees to focus on the tasks that necessitate a human.
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Self-righting robotics refers to a capability in robotic systems that enables them to autonomously recover from situations where they have fallen over or become misaligned with respect to their intended orientation.
These robots are designed to detect and respond to situations in which they have toppled or deviated from their intended posture and then take actions to return to an upright or desired position without external assistance.
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