Unlike other androids that have to slow down to be functional, 1X’s models work at 1x speed, says Bernt Øivind Børnich, CEO at 1X.
Over the past eight years, the engineering and robotics company 1X, formerly known as Halodi Robotics, has developed unique actuator systems and AI, as well as commercialized an android that now serves the US corporate markets. The first commercial breakthrough came last year, when they signed a distribution contract for a minimum of 140 androids to assist in security and surveillance services in the US, via ADT Commercial.
The name change to 1X Technologies is made to better reflect the company and its vision to augment labor using androids. Our androids will eventually work among people, one by one, says Bernt Øivind Børnich, CEO at 1X. And unlike other androids that have to slow down to be functional, 1X’s models work at 1x speed. We’re excited to embark on this new chapter, and we look forward to continuing to provide industry-leading products and services under our new brand, Børnich concludes.
The commercialized Android is called EVE. The robot EVE can interact with its environment in a similar way to a human. This makes it ideal for use in markets suffering from a shortage of labor in occupations where the work tasks are perceived as repetitive. EVE is controlled using VR control and AI, where a robot operator sits at a control center with systems that show the camera, navigation and status of the robots.