Agility Robotics is focusing on developing a bipedal ‘Digit’ robot that can unpack trucks and move boxes around warehouses.
Additional funding is secured to expand operations to three locations, namely Oregon, Bay Area, and Pittsburg, to deliver its robots to customers including Amazon and Ford.
This post is based on the TechCrunch article, As it brings its bipedal robots to market, Agility announces a $150M round, by Brian Heater, April 22, 2022; the Crunchbase article, After Record Year, Robotics Investment Stays Strong Even In Shaky VC Market, by Chris Metinko, May 16, 2022; and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Phonlamai Photo/Shutterstock
1. What advantages do Agility Robotics’ bipedal Digit robots bring to process design for companies such as Amazon and Ford?
Guidance: Agility Robotics’ bipedal Digit robots are process technologies that automate such logistics functions as unpacking trucks, moving boxes, warehousing, and deliveries. The benefits include increased productivity, increased accuracy, increased efficiencies, and lowered costs.
2. What roles do Agility Robotics’ bipedal Digit robots play in supply chain management?
Guidance: Agility Robotics’ bipedal Digit robots play a role in the logistics aspect of supply chain management. The robots can unpack trucks, move boxes around warehouses, and perform last-mile deliveries faster and more cost effectively than their human counterparts.