Dexterity, mobility, cognition… The gap between humans and robots is closing as artificial intelligence fills the software that makes them work. Robotics is a technology that Bill Gates believes will have almost limitless applications. Here is the list of start-ups that stand out for innovations that excite the founder of Microsoft.
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Some voices carry more than others in the world of new technologies. Among them, that of Bill Gates, who at the start of the year delivers his satisfaction in mattermatter of robotics.
In his online notebook, Bill Gates reveals his five favorites in the robotics sector. For the famous billionaire, co-founder of MicrosoftMicrosoftbuilding machines that work in the same way as the human body, capable of walking, jumping, touching, holding and squeezing objects seems to be an even more difficult challenge to achieve than developing artificial intelligence, which we can already see , daily, progress.
Among the initiatives that excite him the most are the work of the American start-up Agility Robotics and its “ first multipurpose human-centered robot designed for logistics work “. It is approximately the same size as a human person, can carry heavy loads and above all translate “emotions” through LedsLeds on his face and thus improve the interaction between him and his human colleagues.
Agility Robotics’ work in developing its humanoid robots is praised by Bill Gates. © Agility Robotics
Useful robots for humanity
There is also the original solution proposed by the Israeli Tevel with its autonomous flying robots dedicated to selective fruit picking, for a guaranteed harvest of ripe apples 24 hours a day. Bill GatesBill Gates also cites Apptronik, whose robots could one day set foot on the floor of the LuneLune or even from Mars, to assist the astronautsastronauts in their missions.
Finally, he encourages the projects of the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at the University of California, in particular its robot capable of navigating on rocky and unstable terrain, without ever falling. He also cites Field AI, a company that develops software powered by artificial intelligence intended for robots to make them perfectly autonomous in their various missions.
In finefor Bill Gates, robots, including humanoids, will be especially useful during natural disastersnatural disasters or on the occasion of new major public health crises such as pandemicpandemic of Covid-19Covid-19. On farms, they will be able to manually pull weeds and, in factories, transport very heavy loads all day long. They will also be indispensable in the fields of health, hospitality and even in our homes.
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