CARBON ORIGINS INTRODUCES TO CES FIRST FOOD DELIVERY ROBOT TRAINED BY A METAVERSE WORKFORCE
Robots named Skippy will take to the streets of Minneapolis this month, supervised and trained by virtual reality operators from around the world.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 3, 2022 – Carbon Origins, a virtual reality platform that links metaverse operators to robots performing jobs in the real world, will begin this month making robotic food deliveries to offices and residences in Minneapolis. The friendly neighborhood robots, affectionately named Skippy, complete deliveries using a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and operators called Skipsters who supervise and train them through a virtual reality interface. Skipsters can work from any location, using any commercial virtual reality headset, thereby making the gig economy more accessible, sustainable and safe for workers.
Carbon Origins first launched their alpha offering in the skyways of neighboring Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they participated in the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator this summer. The Skippies starting in Minneapolis will have a series of upgrades including real-time artificial intelligence training, advanced safety features, visual displays, and improved connectivity.
“Carbon Origins is leveraging the metaverse to reinvent how physical work gets done in the real world, starting with the tough challenge of last mile delivery” said Brett Brohl, Managing Director of the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator. “This team and this tech could not be more impressive.”
“The community of Skipsters we have built is extremely excited and engaged,” said CEO, Amogha Srirangarajan. “We host VR events that attract hundreds and have a waiting list of over 300 Skipsters from around the world to join the team.”
About Carbon Origins
Carbon Origins was founded by Amogha Srirangarajan, Peter Dixon, Eddie Massey III and Jaimie Hadden with the mission to “Make Robots Commonplace.” Starting with robotic food delivery, Carbon Origins is building a metaverse workforce platform that will revolutionize manual labor jobs, making them more accessible, flexible and fun.