Fourier Intelligence, a Chinese company specializing in rehabilitation robots and artificial intelligence, introduced its humanoid robot, the GR-1, at the 2023 World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai. The Shanghai-based firm stated in a press release that the GR-1, developed using state-of-the-art proprietary technologies, is one of the few humanoid robots in China that can be scaled for commercialization. The versatile GR-1 holds immense potential across various domains, including industrial production, rehabilitative care, scientific research, and household services.
Standing at 1.65 meters tall and weighing 55 kilograms, the GR-1 boasts 40 degrees of freedom throughout its body. Its joint module generates a peak torque of 300 nanometers at the hip, enabling the robot to walk at a speed of five kilometers per hour and lift objects weighing up to 50 kilograms.
Alex Gu, founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence, expressed his belief that general-purpose humanoid robots will increasingly dominate the industry in the future. The GR-1 features a bionic structure and human-like motion control, allowing it to walk on two legs, navigate obstacles, climb and descend slopes with stability, and withstand shocks, according to the Beijing-based firm.
In addition to its remarkable capabilities, the GR-1 is a cost-efficient alternative to hydraulic power systems, making it suitable for large-scale commercial production. It also stands as an environmentally friendly choice due to its lower energy and resource consumption.
Fourier Intelligence, established in 2015, previously introduced China’s first commercially available lower extremity exoskeleton in 2017.