Fourier Intelligence (傅利叶智能), a pioneer of general robotics in China, has potentially become the first company nationwide — even across the world — to announce that its iconic general-purpose robot GR-1 has reached mass production.
In a video posted on the Shanghai-based startup’s YouTube channel, about a dozen robots can be seen moving, dancing and performing acrobatic movements in unison.
After being introduced as a prototype in July in Shanghai, the model has shown great strides in terms of locomotion and fine motor skills.
Viewers can infer from the video that GR-1 is now able to wave its hand to greet people, tuck its elbows and punch in the air, wiggle its arms, swivel its waist and raise one finger to point skyward.
In addition to upgrades in upper and lower limb mobility, Fourier Intelligence engineers apparently have worked tirelessly over the past four months to improve their product in other key aspects, in particular fine motor skills.
As a result, GR-1 now exhibits striking nimbleness in a series of hand movement, such as making an okay gesture, giving a thumbs-up, and rotating fingers at a high frequency.
Mass production has been a prized target that many companies working on their humanoid models are trying to arrive at — and the sooner the better.
In addition to Fourier Intelligence, domestic general robotics startups like Agibot (智元机器人), Unitree (宇树科技) and CloudMinds (达闼科技) are also competing with each other to realize mass production, the starting point of commercialization.