Elon Musk says people will be ‘blown away’ by the Optimus robot to be revealed on AI Day

People will be ‘blown away’ by Tesla’s humanoid Optimus robot, says Elon Musk, who says it could serve as a companion or perform menial tasks after its AI Day debut on September 30

  • Musk showed off a photo of two matchstick-shaped heart-shaped robotic hands of what is likely to come from Optimus, the company’s humanoid robot, during Tesla AI Day
  • Musk said Optimus will take on tasks that humans find boring or repetitive and can also serve as a companion
  • I think people will be blown away,’ Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there’s going to be a lot of cool stuff.”

Elon Musk has unveiled a new teaser image of his company’s humanoid robot Optimus which will be fully revealed at the end of next month.

The tech mogul showed off a photo of heart-shaped robotic hands at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Austin on Thursday night and touted a full disclosure of You’re here Optimus at AI Day on September 30.

Few details are known about the robot, but Musk said it will handle tasks that humans find boring or repetitive and could even serve as a companion.

“AI Day, part two, I think people will be blown away,” Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there’s going to be a lot of cool stuff.”

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Elon Musk showed off a photo of heart-shaped robotic hands at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Austin on Thursday night and touted a full Tesla Optimus reveal at AI Day on Sept. 30.

“AI Day, part two, I think people will be blown away,” Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there’s going to be a lot of cool stuff.”

The Tesla bot, reportedly 5’8 tall and weighing 125 pounds, is expected to include the autopilot computer used in the company’s electric cars, which will allow the humanoid to recognize real-world objects, though the robot has its own custom sensors. and actuators.

He will also be able to “lift the earth” up to 150 pounds, carry 45 pounds, walk 5 miles per hour, and have human-like hands as well as visual sensors giving him the ability to “see”.

‘[You can] talk to him and say, ‘Please take this bolt and attach it to a car with this key,’ and he should be able to do it,” Musk said last August of the robot. “Please go to the store and bring me the following groceries.” That sort of thing. I think we can do it.

Tesla’s Autopilot cameras will be installed on the front of the bot’s head, and its inner workings will be powered by the company’s Full Self-Driving computer. The bots will apparently work through Tesla’s Full Self-Driving computer interface, which is what’s in the Tesla Model 3, X, S, Y and Roadster.

Few details are known about the robot, but Musk said it will handle tasks that humans find boring or repetitive and could even serve as a companion.

Few details are known about the robot, but Musk said it will handle tasks that humans find boring or repetitive and could even serve as a companion.

Previously released renders have shown that he may end up looking like the “NS5” robots in the 2004 film I, Robot. But for anyone worried about a Terminator-style situation, Musk tried to put those fears to rest, too.

What do we know about Tesla Optimus?

Originally called Tesla Bot, Elon Musk announced the humanoid robot on AI Day in August 2021

The robot is said to be 5’8 tall and weigh 125 lbs.

It will have the ability to travel at 5 mph, lift 125 pounds and carry 45 pounds

Tesla Optimus will have human hands and feet and eye sensors

The bot will be “friendly” to humans

Humans will also be able to outrun and overpower robots if necessary

The robot will be able to perform repetitive or boring tasks, but can also serve as a companion

Tesla is set to unveil a prototype of the robot on September 30 on AI Day

“It’s meant to be friendly, of course,” Musk said when Tesla Bot was first announced last year. “And navigate a world built for humans.”

The tech leader said during the initial presentation that humans would be able to outrun and overpower the Tesla Optimus if they needed to.

During a Q&A after Tesla’s AI Day last year, Musk said, “We should be worried about AI.” What we’re trying to do here at Tesla is make useful AI that people love and that is… unequivocally good.

Presumably, the public will learn more about Optimus’ current production plans on September 30, when Musk is set to unveil a prototype of the machine.

“We have a very talented team at Tesla that I’m working closely with to have a humanoid robot prototype ready by the end of September. And I think we’re getting to that point,’ Musk said at a trade event in June.

The notion of robotic companions may seem far-fetched. However, Intuition Robotics, which makes a bot called ElliQ, was recently exploited by New York officials to 834 of its machines that can help seniors facing loneliness.

Robots are already having a greater impact on manufacturing. Adoption of robotics in warehouses will increase by 50% or more in the next five years, according to the handling institute.

“We have a very talented team at Tesla that I’m working closely with to have a humanoid robot prototype ready by the end of September,” Musk previously said.

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