EVE

A black and white soft humanoid on a dual wheel platform, with a face displaying blue circles for eyes, and a smile. One of it's two gripper hands is raised in a greeting.
Hi there, I'm EVE. I'm here to work. Photo: 1X Technologies

EVE is a versatile humanoid robot designed to work alongside people. It uses wheels to self-balance and drive around. Cameras and sensors allow it to perceive and interact with its surroundings. It can perform manipulation tasks like moving heavy boxes as well as handling fragile items.

Creator

1X Technologies

Year
2020
Country
Norway 🇳🇴
Categories
Features
Manipulation demo. Video: 1X Technologies

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EVE can go down stairs while keeping its balance, but not up (warranty will be voided).

Two white and black humanoid robots on wheeled bases, with gripper arms, and display faces showing round eyes and smiling mouths, stand in front of rows of humanoid body structures.
They're making more of us here! Photo: 1X Technologies

History

EVE, a wheeled, self-balancing humanoid robot, was created by 1X Technologies, a robotics startup headquartered in Moss, outside Olso, in Norway, that aims to "pursue producing androids at commercial scale."

In early 2023, 1X announced it had closed a funding round of US $23.5 million led by OpenAI. The company plans to use the funds to advance manufacturing of EVE in Norway and North America, and "increase the efforts of building its upcoming bipedal android model NEO."

1X, formerly known as Halodi Robotics, was founded in 2014 by Bernt Øivind Børnich, which currently serves as CEO, and Nguyen Ho Quoc Phuong, the chief science officer.

1X is focusing on developing specialized, custom robotics hardware. For EVE and NEO, it designed and built a proprietary motor called Revo1. The company claims Revo1 is the "world's highest torque to weight direct drive servo […] tailored explicitly for low gear-ratio robotics."

The motor is designed to work together with a low inertial cable driven transmission, producing no backlash, extremely low friction, and high torque. This allows EVE to self-balance on wheels and perform dexterous manipulation with dual arms in full torque control.

By partnering with OpenAI, 1X wants to combine robotics and artificial intelligence to create embodied AI. Robots that can be trained in real-world scenarios will lead to safer, more intuitive and intelligent interactions between robots and people, the company says.

The March 2023 funding round was led by the OpenAI Startup Fund, with participation from Tiger Global and a consortium of Norway-based investors, including Sandwater, Alliance Ventures, and Skagerak Capital.

A humanoid robot smiles at a human.
This human and I are the exact same height! Photo: 1X Technologies

Specs

Overview

Controlled through shared autonomy. Operators use a system to control the robot and complete tasks as if they were physically present. Through this process, the system gains a comprehensive understanding of physical tasks and using embodied AI. It can autonomously navigate buildings and open doors to get around by itself with no human intervention. Designed to work alongside with a team in a facility, warehouse, or distribution center.

Status

Ongoing

Year

2020

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Width
60
Height
183
Length
60
Weight
83
Speed
14.4
Sensors

High resolution HDR cameras with panoramic views. Two front cameras and one rear camera.

Actuators

1X Technologies Revo1 quasi direct-drive technology

Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
25 (Neck: 1 DoF; Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Leg: 6 DoF x 1; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Wheels 1 DoF x 2)
Materials

Plastic, aluminum, fabric

Compute

Intel i7 for real-time control and Nvidia Xavier for AI inference

Software

Custom Linux-based OS, Java and C++ based control application, Python based AI application, and a large range of open source packages including ROS2, OpenCV, and more.

Power

1.05-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, 4 hours of operation