“Unstoppable: 1X Secures $100M from OpenAI for Advancements in Humanoid Robotics”

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The race to perfect the humanoid form factor will be one of 2024’s defining tech stories. 1X is a name (well, a number and letter) that surprisingly doesn’t get as much column space as most of the above. That underlying technology will almost certainly play an outsized role in shaping robotics’ future, and OpenAI has seemingly picked its horse. The humanoid robot strikes a similar figure (so to speak) as some of the competition. The logic (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) is that humanoids are the ideal form factor for navigating environments built by humanoids for humanoids.