Phoenix is a brand-new, highly developed general-purpose robot that was revealed yesterday by Vancouver-based Sanctuary AI, an artificial intelligence and robotics startup. According to the business, it has created the first humanoid general-purpose robot in history, powered by Carbon, a unique AI control system.
To deal with the employment issues afflicting many firms, the SOTA AI system gives robots intelligence like to that of a person and enables them to perform a variety of functions. An important step in the company’s development towards full commercialisation, the company announced its first commercial deployment in March of this year. The business has now unveiled the sixth generation of technology in less than two months.
Sanctuary AI, a company founded in 2018, is on a goal to develop the first general-purpose robots with human intelligence that will aid in safe, effective, and sustainable human labour. In addition to being part of the founding teams of Sanctuary AI, the members at the startup are also a part of D-Wave, Kindred, Creative Destructive Lab, and other companies.
The startup has collaborated with organizations like Apptronik, Bell, Common Sense Machines, Contoro, Cycorp, Exonetik, HaptX, Magna, Tangible Research, Verizon Ventures, Workday Ventures, and others in an effort to achieve the ambitious goal of giving general-purpose robots human-like intelligence.
The startup obtained Series AI investment in March of last year. The company got a C$30 million funding from the Canadian government’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) in November 2022, increasing its total funding to over C$100 million.
According to Sanctuary AI, their technology has already been used to do hundreds of jobs that customers from more than a dozen different industries have identified. Phoenix was created to be the most sensor-rich and physically capable humanoid robot ever developed, according to Sanctuary AI’s chief and cofounder Geordie Rose, and to enable Carbon’s rapidly developing intelligence to carry out the widest range of labor conceivable.