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Ford becomes Agility Robotics' first customer with bipedal robot sale

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January 06, 2020
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by Josh Kern
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After announcing a partnership with the robotics company last year, Ford will officially be purchasing two bipedal robots from Agility Robotics, which announced its robot "Digit" is now for sale. Agility will be selling the robot in the "low-mid six figures" and expects to produce 20 to 30 robots in 2020, with that number doubling in 2021. While the Ford partnership is flashy, clients should expect the last-mile delivery use case to still be about 10 years away from large deployments. Instead, industrial use cases like inspection and maintenance will likely take up the majority of applications for Digit in the next few years.

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