Sep 27, 2023

Fourier and Tesla show off impressive humanoid robot progress

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As Tesla’s Optimus robot shows off new capabilities in pick ‘n’ place sorting and one-legged yoga balancing, Singaporean company Fourier Intelligence has released new video showing the production process for its super-strong GR-1 humanoid.

Fourier claims the GR-1 can carry up to an extraordinary 50 kg (110 lb) of weight, thanks to a particularly beefy pair of robo-buttocks in the form of two 300-Nm (221-lb-ft) hip actuators.

Its arms and hands, though, look pretty spindly, and the company has flagged its intention that this robot will act as a rehab therapy assistant, with grab handles at its waist to help people stand up out of wheelchairs and beds. So there’s every chance that’s where these loads will be carried.

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