figure’s humanoid robots to work and assist at BMW’s car production factory

figure’s humanoid robots to work and assist at BMW’s car production factory

Figure’s AI humanoid robots at BMW manufacturing’s plant

 

Figure’s humanoid robot has made leaps. First introduced in March 2023 as a general-purpose robot powered by AI, the self-moving and autonomous handy helper is teaming up with BMW Manufacturing to assist in their car production. So far, no official dates yet have been announced as to when the automated handy helpers will start working at the facility. In June 2023, the BMW Group unveiled the construction of a new high-voltage battery assembly plant in Woodruff, South Carolina, named Plant Woodruff, and began building it later in 2023.

 

Its goal is to supply batteries for electric vehicles at the nearby BMW Manufacturing facility in Spartanburg. Figure’s announcement may soon see several general-purpose AI humanoid robots working at the Spartanburg facility, offering their now-moving limbs, physical strength, and decision-making skills to speed up battery and car production at BMW Manufacturing or wherever the AI androids’ robotic hands are needed.

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video stills courtesy of Figure, via Youtube

 

 

increasing overall productivity with automated helpers

 

Figure’s AI humanoid robots have signed an agreement with BMW Manufacturing, and they are expected to assist the latter’s employees in a step-by-step process. The first phase is assigned to Figure, and the team will pinpoint the ways and cases in which the AI humanoid robots can assist in automotive production. After they get through the initial phase, the deployment is set to follow at BMW’s manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Here, the automated handy helpers seek to increase productivity by shouldering tedious workloads, cutting back on costs Figure and BMW Manufacturing are yet to identify which areas—and hopefully creating a safer work environment.

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Figure and its AI humanoid robots have signed an agreement with BMW Manufacturing

 

 

BMW speeds up production with Figure’s ai humanoid robots 

 

Figure’s AI humanoid robots are dubbed to relieve employees of their unsafe, difficult, or tedious tasks during the manufacturing process by becoming automated handy helpers. The California-based company sees this as an opportunity for workers to focus on the skills and processes that cannot be automated or require human abilities, including manual quality checks to ensure that car and battery production is seamless. Aside from deploying their AI humanoid robots for work purposes, Figure and BMW Manufacturing are also looking into further integrating artificial intelligence and robots into the automotive production of the company, hoping to accelerate the response to the automotive demands of consumers.

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the automated handy helpers seek to increase overall productivity by shouldering tedious workloads

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close-up view of Figure’s AI humanoid robot for general purpose

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Figure’s AI humanoid robots are dubbed to relieve employees of their unsafe tasks during the manufacturing process

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no official dates yet on when Figure is going to deploy its AI humanoid robots to BMW Manufacturing’s plant

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Figure first introduced its general-purpose AI humanoid robot in March 2023

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