A Hong Kong-based robotics company plans to mass produce humanoid robots to replace workers across industries such as healthcare and education.
Hanson Robotics is set to launch a mass rollout of human-like robots that can compete with human workers, something the company’s founder says is needed to keep people safe in the age of the coronavirus.
“The world of Covid-19 is going to need more and more automation to keep people safe,” founder and chief executive David Hanson claims.
Hanson says the manufacturing process of putting together such robots has scaled to the point where his company can produce the AI machines in large quantities. The plan is to ramp up production of four models, including their best known model ‘Sophia’, and the new ‘Grace’ robot that are specifically built to labor in healthcare.