The first time a humanoid robot has been incorporated into a professional workplace is by the Norwegian robotics start-up 1X, which has surpassed Elon Musk’s Tesla in the race to introduce an AI robot into the workforce.
EVE, a humanoid robot, is apparently serving as a security guard at two industrial locations in Europe and the United States since April of this year, according to DailyMail. It features two arms that may be utilized for a variety of tasks, such as opening doors and picking up objects. It has a head with an LED face.
EVE is the first humanoid robot to join the security forces, though non-humanoid robots have done so for years. The robots are functioning better than predicted, 1X CEO Bernt Bornich told the media. The EVE androids are being managed by human guards, and in the event that something unforeseen happens to the robots, the guardians are able to take control of them via virtual reality.
Bornich also wants the robots to function as carers for the elderly. He claimed that the business wanted to address the issue of a worker shortage. He told the publication, “We can see how to address it, but we need a lot of data.”
EVE stands five feet, nine inches tall, yet she moves on wheels. It has purportedly been put to the test in pilot projects for logistics, retail, and healthcare. However, the business chose to use it as security guards first.
The bipedal android NEO, which 1X hopes to introduce as a next-generation humanoid robot the following year, can walk like a human. The business intends to use it to care for elderly residents in assisted living. 1X was once known as Halodi and was founded in 2014. In March 2023, it secured $23.5 million in series A2 funding, led by ChatGPT-maker OpenAI.