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16 Mar, 2024
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Mercedes-Benz has entered the realm of humanoid robotics through a pilot program with Apptronik, an Austin-based robotics startup.

Under the agreement, Apptronik and Mercedes-Benz will collaborate on identifying opportunities for highly advanced robotics within Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing. While specific details of the collaboration remain undisclosed, both parties view this pilot program as a mutually beneficial endeavor.

For Apptronik, the partnership with a leading automotive brand like Mercedes-Benz validates its technological capabilities and opens doors for future opportunities. Conversely, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates its commitment to innovation and forward-thinking manufacturing practices.

The success of this pilot program holds immense significance for both parties and the broader robotics industry. If proven successful, Mercedes-Benz may scale up its adoption of humanoid robots for automating physically demanding, low-skilled tasks on the manufacturing floor.

Apptronik's expertise, rooted in its contributions to projects like NASA's Valkyrie humanoid robot, positions it as a vital player in the development and deployment of advanced robotics solutions.