Boston Dynamics, tremble! Digit has arrived in the robot game with its own quirky style, although not as spectacular as the ones that jump and do backflips. This “tin man” is capable of picking up and putting down things, walking forward, backward, sideways, spinning on itself, and even bending over and stretching! Its creators say it can walk on grass, rocks, and curbs, who needs backflips?
But wait, it’s not the only robot in its class. No, sir, there’s fierce competition in the world of androids. Figure AI, 1X, Apptronik, and even Tesla are in the battle! These two-legged robots are advancing at full speed thanks to computer vision and machine learning. And do you know their secret advantage? They can climb ramps and stairs like champions, move on unstable terrain, and even enter those tight spaces that not even your cat could reach.
And for all you labor drama lovers, Amazon enters the scene. Yes, that e-commerce giant that’s always in the news. They’ve been accused of making their employees work like slaves, but now, oh surprise!, they’re introducing Digit into the equation. They say this robot will reduce accidents by 15%, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to fire people. No, no, no. Amazon assures that with the arrival of robots, human roles only change. Now, an employee can go from stacking boxes to supervising robots. It’s like a constantly changing office reality show.
But wait! What happens when Digit stumbles and drops a box? Panic! We need a human employee to save the day. So, in reality, these robots are like a very clumsy assistant who only does half the work and needs a human for the “rescue.” Robot, we need your help! But, are we really making the most of humans with this technology? Nobody knows.
In short, while Digit and its robot friends invade our warehouses and distribution centers, Amazon assures us that they are not planning to get rid of us, poor humans. Apparently, they are betting on a beautiful collaboration between machines and humans. So don’t worry, your warehouse job is not in danger… yet!