Industrial Electronics

TDK invests in legged robotics vendor Agility

16 October 2020
Digit is a humanoid robot that is designed to work alongside humans and help with everyday tasks. Source: Agility Robotics

TDK Corp.’s investment capital wing TDK Ventures has invested in Agility Robotics, a company developing humanoid robots designed for physical work in human workspaces.

Agility’s humanoid robot Digit is equipped to handle tasks in applications as varied as logistics, last-mile delivery and disaster recovery. Agility Robotics is working with several industry leading partners such as Ford Motor Company to deliver solutions for these application spaces.

Additionally, TDK has become a strategic partner in Agility, allowing the company to have access the company’s sensors, batteries, power management and electronic components.

“As investors across the logistics ecosystem, we know all too well the challenges facing retailers and logistics companies in hiring hundreds of thousands of people during surges in demand like the current pandemic and, more commonly, holiday seasons,” said Bruce Leak, partner at Playground Global and Agility Robotics’ board director. “With Digit, Agility Robotics is uniquely positioned to provide a practical and scalable solution for businesses that also improves human safety.”

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