An Israeli robotics company and a Japanese Honda Motor (HMC) affiliate are teaming up to roll out AI-controlled robots that companies can hire by the hour. And the robotics entrepreneur behind the endeavor says technology is advancing so rapidly, these devices can take over some complicated tasks from workers.
“The big leapfrog here is that our robots have some intelligence, which means they can actually do a job that is more versatile, and in a much closer way to a human,” Ran Poliakine, SixAI Founder & Chairman, told Yahoo Finance’s “The Ticker.”
The joint venture is called MusashiAI and the tech manufacturing companies are releasing forklift and visual-inspection robots that can work in factories by using self-taught machine learning. The model allows companies to hire robot labor by the hour or pay a salary based on tasks.
“I think following the very long R&D process, we’ve proven that our robots are as good, if not better, than human inspectors or human forklift drivers,” Poliakine said.