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Magna, Sanctuary AI partnership supports scaling of general-purpose robots

By DE Staff   

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Sanctuary AI has announced a strategic partnership with Magna to support the development, deployment and scaling of general-purpose robots.

This collaboration includes the development of general-purpose AI robots for deployment in Magna’s manufacturing operations; a multi-disciplinary assessment of improving cost and scalability of robots using Magna’s automotive product portfolio, engineering and manufacturing capabilities; and a strategic equity investment by Magna.

Magna—one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world and a significant buyer of industrial robots—aims to leverage Sanctuary AI robots’ unique capabilities across multiple applications within automotive manufacturing processes. The partnership aims to catalyze the scaling of Sanctuary AI’s robots while maturing the technology for use in challenging manufacturing environments for Magna and other industrial and automotive customers.

“We founded Sanctuary AI with the goal to become the first organization in the world to create human-like AI,” said Geordie Rose, CEO and Co-founder of Sanctuary AI. “World-changing goals like these require world-changing partners. Magna’s position as a world leader in the use of robots today makes this partnership an essential advancement for our mission.”

Sanctuary AI has developed a number of cutting-edge technologies with the potential to transform the manufacturing industry and beyond. This includes its industry-leading dexterous human-like hands, developed for its humanoid general-purpose robot, Phoenix, and their pioneering AI control system, Carbon. With essential patents covering visual and tactile servoing, integration of language models and AI training, Sanctuary AI paves the way for commercializing humanoid general-purpose robots capable of performing hundreds of diverse tasks.

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Magna is excited to partner with Sanctuary AI in our shared mission to advance the future of manufacturing,” said Todd Deaville, VP of advanced manufacturing innovation at Magna. “By integrating general-purpose AI robots into our manufacturing facilities for specific tasks, we can enhance our capabilities to deliver high-quality products to our customers.”

Magna has been an investor in Sanctuary AI since 2021.

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