Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAI invest in AI humanoid robot developer Figure

Figure, with AI robotics experts from Tesla, Boston Dynamics and DeepMind on its team, will tap into Azure’s AI infrastructure, training and storage services and will combine OpenAI’s research with its own robotics hardware and software to develop humanoid AI models

It has also signed an agreement with BMW to ‘identify initial use cases to apply the Figure robots in automotive production. Once the first phase has been completed, the Figure robots will begin staged deployment at BMW’s manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.’

Bezos, ArkInvest and Intel Capital are also investors in Figure

“Our vision at Figure is to bring humanoid robots into commercial operations as soon as possible,” said Brett Adcock, founder and CEO of Figure