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SUPCON Integrates AI in Navigator α Humanoid Robot

by Marco van der Hoeven

Chinese manufacturer SUPCON has announced the integration of AI technology into its humanoid robot, Navigator α. The announcement was made at the establishment of the Zhejiang Humanoid Robot Innovation Center, which counts SUPCON as its primary shareholder.

Navigator α is a humanoid robot standing at a height of 1.5 meters and weighing 50 kilograms. It features hardware components such as a planetary reducer, lightweight humanoid mechanical arms, and a hand with 15 finger joints and six active degrees of freedom. The hand itself has a weight of 600 grams and its fingertips can exert a force of 10N. The robot’s joint speed reaches up to 150 degrees per second.

George Cui Shan, Chairman & CEO of SUPCON, in an interview, highlighted the distinct approach of SUPCON’s collaboration with the Innovation Center. The focus is not only on the mechanical assembly and system integration of the robot but also on achieving advancements in AI technology and its application in industrial contexts. George emphasized the importance of AI in expanding the operational capabilities of robotics into areas of planning and decision-making, envisioning AI as a key driver in the industrial sector.

The Navigator α has been deployed in various field projects, testing its potential in different industrial applications.

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