Digit is a humanoid-ish robot designed by Oregon’s Agility Robotics. You might recall seeing it in a video from Ford a few weeks ago where they introduced their plan to disrupt home deliveries. In the video below, you can see the little fella doing no disrupting of anything at all, in fact, it’s just taking a stroll in its hometown. Not creepy at all. No.
(If you’re actually creeped out, fret not. We’re still a ways away from Digit coming to visit you under its own volition. You can see the guy controlling it in the video—he’s the fella in gray.)
As impressive as this technology is, I cannot help but wonder what people will do to a lone Digit in the wild, especially here in the good ol’ United States. We don’t have a particularly good track record when it comes to treating friendly robotos with respect.