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Digit Gets a Language Boost: Agility Robotics Integrates AI Smarts

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We've all heard about how large language models (LLMs) like GPT are changing the game in AI. Now, Agility Robotics is taking things a step further by merging this cutting-edge tech with their humanoid robot, Digit. And let me tell you, it's pretty wild.

Talking Tech Think of it as having a casual chat with a robot. Agility's team whipped up a demo where you can literally talk to Digit in plain English. Need it to do a task? Just ask. It's like Siri or Alexa, but with a robot that can walk and carry stuff.

Demo Day: Red Boxes and Darth Vader Here's the cool part: In their demo, Digit was surrounded by towers and boxes. The task? Pick up the box matching Darth Vader's lightsaber color and put it on the tallest tower. No sweat for Digit. It knew Vader's lightsaber is red (thanks to its LLM smarts) and aced the task.

What's Going On in Digit's 'Mind'? As Digit carried out the task, we got a peek into its 'thought process'. It's fascinating to see how it breaks down tasks and navigates its environment.

The Future is Now This isn't just a fancy trick. It's a glimpse into a future where robots can understand us better and help out in more complex ways. Digit, powered by a large language model, is a solid step towards more dynamic, adaptable robots. Agility Robotics, you've got our attention!

Agility Robotics Demo Video of using large language models to communicate with Digit, its Humanoid Robot.