Agility Robotics Appoints Peggy Johnson as CEO Amidst $1.2 Billion Valuation Milestone

Agility Robotics, a pioneering force in humanoid robotics, has appointed Peggy Johnson, as its new chief executive officer. This strategic move comes at a time when the company secures $110 million in funding, catapulting its valuation to $1.2 billion. Co-founder Damion Shelton, Ex. CEO, will transition to the role of president, working alongside Johnson to spearhead Agility's growth initiatives. The company, renowned for its bipedal robot, Digit, is poised to expand commercial deployments, diversify its product range, and embark on large-scale manufacturing under Johnson's guidance.

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Peggy Johnson, with an illustrious background including executive roles at Magic Leap and Microsoft, brings a wealth of experience to steer Agility Robotics into its next phase of development. The company's humanoid robot, Digit, has garnered attention with trials at companies like Amazon and GXO Logistics for tote recycling tasks. As the industry witnesses a surge in interest in humanoid robotics, evidenced by the International Federation of Robotics recognizing humanoids as a top trend for 2024, Agility Robotics stands at the forefront with plans to open RoboFab, a substantial manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon. This appointment, coupled with ambitious expansion plans, reinforces Agility's commitment to shaping the future of robotics, particularly in addressing logistical challenges and labor shortages in fulfillment centers.

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