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Sanctuary AI unveils Phoenix Gen 7; second launch in less than a year

by CM Staff   

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Sanctuary AI launches Phoenix Gen 7 robot with several enhancements.

Introducing Phoenix Gen 7 (CNW Group/Sanctuary AI)

VANCOUVER — Sanctuary AI has unveiled the seventh generation of its general-purpose robot Phoenix, aimed at advancing human-like intelligence in robots.

The announcement follows less than 12 months after the release of Sanctuary AI’s sixth-generation robot and less than 16 months after the commercial deployment of the fifth generation in January 2023.

The Phoenix Gen 7 robot incorporates several enhancements including-

  • Increased uptime for more training and data capture.
  • Improved build and commissioning speed, facilitating faster deployment.
  • Reduced bill of materials, resulting in lower manufacturing costs.
  • Significant hardware improvements, increasing range of motion in the wrists, hands, and elbows, and increasing hand durability.
  • Further miniaturization of hydraulics, reducing weight, power consumption, and complexity while exceeding safety standards.
  • Improved visual acuity and tactile sensing for collecting higher-fidelity data to train the AI control system.
  • Accelerated task automation speed, reducing the time for new tasks to be automated from weeks to less than 24 hours

“It’s incredible to see the progress that has been made in just 11 months,” said Geordie Rose, CEO and Co-Founder of Sanctuary AI.


“With Generation 7, we have a system that we believe is the most closely analogous to a person of any available. We see this as not only the cornerstone of general purpose AI robotics but a critical step on the path to artificial general intelligence. This all adds up to being able to capture increasing quantities of higher quality, higher fidelity human behavioral data, which in turn will expedite the development of foundational AI models and customer deployments.”


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