Sanctuary AI recently introduced its latest creation, Phoenix™, marking the sixth generation of their humanoid general-purpose robot. What sets Phoenix apart is its cutting-edge AI control system called Carbon™, which grants the robot human-like intelligence. With this advanced technology, Phoenix is capable of performing a wide array of tasks to address the labor challenges faced by numerous industries.
Geordie Rose, co-founder and CEO of Sanctuary AI, expressed the vision behind 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. Our goal is to create a future where general-purpose robots are as commonplace as cars, assisting people in tasks where the available workforce falls short.”
Key features of Phoenix include its human-like form and functionality, standing at 5’7″ and weighing 155 lbs. It boasts a maximum payload capacity of 55 lbs and can reach speeds of up to 3 miles per hour. Notably, Phoenix possesses industry-leading robotic hands with 20 degrees of freedom, rivaling the dexterity and fine manipulation abilities of human hands. These hands are equipped with proprietary haptic technology, simulating the sense of touch.
Carbon, the cognitive architecture and software platform that powers Phoenix, integrates state-of-the-art AI technologies. It purportedly can translate natural language into real-world actions, enabling Phoenix to think and act like a person while completing tasks. Carbon’s functionality includes explainable and auditable reasoning, task and motion planning, as well as symbolic and logical reasoning. It incorporates modern language and learning models for general knowledge, specific domain integrations, and extensions. Furthermore, Carbon exhibits agency and goal-seeking behaviors, employing deep learning and reinforcement learning techniques.
To train Phoenix, Sanctuary AI employs photo-realistic and physics-realistic world simulations. These simulations create virtual environments for robot training. The process also involves human-in-the-loop supervision, teleoperation, and fleet management, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the robots.
With the introduction of Phoenix and the Carbon AI control system, Sanctuary AI continues its development of humanoid robotics, striving to revolutionize industries by augmenting the human workforce with advanced and capable general-purpose robots.