On Tuesday, Sanctuary AI officially introduced the world to Phoenix. Powered by the Carbon AI control system, Phoenix isn’t just a robot, but a general-purpose robot that is specifically designed for work. You can see the Twitter post below:
Introducing Phoenix: a revolutionary humanoid general-purpose robot designed for work. Read the full news release: https://t.co/8YBFrInWzs
Phoenix is the first humanoid to be powered by Carbon, a pioneering AI control system, and represents a giant leap forward in our mission to… pic.twitter.com/VPBIkbyIYH
— Sanctuary AI (@TheSanctuaryAI) May 16, 2023
For Sanctuary AI, Phoenix is their sixth-generation general-purpose robot. According to their official post, what makes this robot remarkable is not only the impressive robotics, such as features that help it rival human hands, but its ability to succeed in tasks identified by customers in multiple industries.
Geordie Rose, the co-founder and CEO of Sanctuary AI, expressed their vision for Phoenix: “We designed Phoenix to be the most sensor-rich and physically capable humanoid ever built and to enable Carbon’s rapidly growing intelligence to perform the broadest set of work tasks possible. We envision a future where general-purpose robots are as ubiquitous as cars, assisting people in accomplishing work that requires attention when there simply aren’t enough human resources available.”
As of right now, Phoenix stands around an average height of 5’7″ with a weight of about 155 lbs. Though this is about average for a human, it’s not all show. Phoenix has some good carrying compacity. According to Sanctuary AI’s announcement, it can carry a pretty decent amount of weight, at about 55 lbs.
This allows to robot to be able to handle a variety of diverse tasks with little limitation below that weight. If proven to work outside of controlled tests, Phoenix could be part of a foundational push toward more robots in the work force.
This is pretty clear by the comment of Sanctuary AI’s CEO Geordie Rose. Which if does come to pass, it would be undeniable that its impact on labor, both negative and positive, would be earth-shattering. Below, is a short one-minute video where you can see Phoenix in limited action.