Aug 15, 2023

World’s first mass-produced humanoid robot? China start-up Fourier Intelligence eyes two-legged robots with AI brains

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When Fourier Intelligence unveiled its lanky, jet-black humanoid robot GR-1 at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai in July, it instantly stole the show.

While the global technology community has been fixated on artificial intelligence (AI) software since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November, the Chinese-made GR-1 — said to be capable of walking on two legs at a speed of 5km an hour while carrying a 50kg load — reminded people of the potential of bipedal robots, which are being pursued by global companies from Tesla to Xiaomi.

For Fourier, a Shanghai-based start-up, GR-1 was an unlikely triumph.

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