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12283097494?profile=RESIZE_400xAindrea Campbell knows more than most about high-tech production.  In her previous role, she was senior director of iPad operations at Apple, helping to run the sophisticated assembly lines in China that produce tens of millions of tablet computers each year.  As chief operating officer of Agility Robotics, Campbell will oversee the production of pioneering products in the US.  In September, the company announced that its 70,000 sq ft RoboFab, the “world’s first factory” for building humanlike r

12239551488?profile=RESIZE_400xAgility Robotics, creator of the bipedal humanoid robot Digit, says it is planning to open what it calls “RoboFab”, the company’s robot manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon with the capability to produce more than 10,000 robots per year.  Initial construction of Agility’s 70,000 square foot robot factory began last year, and it is set to open later this year.  Agility anticipates production capacity of hundreds of Digit robots in the first year, with the capability to scale to more than 10,00

8171236301?profile=RESIZE_400xWalmart wants to learn whether robotic deliveries can fit into with its retail operations so it is launching a pilot program with General Motors funded electric automobile company Cruise, using the tech startup’s electric, self-driving to deliver groceries and other goods to suburban Phoenix customers.

The project will begin sometime in early 2021 and will use battery-powered vehicles in Cruise’s test fleet in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tom Ward, Walmart’s senior vice president for customer product, s