Tesla unveils humanoid robot and plans to sell ‘millions’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday revealed Optimus, a working humanoid robot who shares some artificial intelligence and sensor software with the Autopilot driver assistance features of Tesla vehicles.

The version of Opitimus unveiled at Tesla’s AI Day event is just a prototype, but Tesla believes a version of it will be available to consumers in the near future. musk predicted that Tesla could produce millions of robots over the next few years and sell for under $20,000. “Right now we just want basic humanoids to work well, and our goal is the quickest route to a useful humanoid robot,” Musk said specified.

During the event, the robot walked, waved, and performed a short dance. Tesla also played some video clips of the robot performing tasks like picking up boxes. This set Musk apart from existing humanoid robots specify that competing robots “lack a brain,” along with the ability to solve problems themselves.

Tesla executives have high expectations for what Optimus can ultimately achieve. “After seeing what we showed tonight”, said Milan Kovac, Tesla’s Director of Autopilot Software Engineering. “I’m pretty sure we can do that in the next few months or years and maybe make this product a reality and transform the entire economy.”

Musk has warned of the potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence in the past. He specified his concern that a future with AI could look like the “Terminator” series, in which supercomputers serve as “an immortal dictator from whom we would never escape”.

The prototype Optimus displayed far less capability than James Cameron’s T-1000 assassin. “There’s a certain discrepancy between the nature of the ambition and what they presented,” said Henri Ben Amor, robotics professor at Arizona State University. “When it comes to dexterity, speed, a stable gait and so on, there’s still a lot to do.”

Musk broadly agreed with Ben Amor’s assessment, but believes Tesla will soon be building far more impressive robots. “There’s still a lot to be done to refine and prove Optimus,” Musk said said. He added, “I think Optimus is going to be amazing in five or ten years, how stunning.”

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Laura Coffey

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