Elon Musk said people will be ‘amazed’ by the Optimus robot to be unveiled at AI Day

People will be “amazed” by Tesla’s Optimus humanoid robot, claims Elon Musk, who says it can serve as a companion or do menial jobs after it debuts on AI Day on September 30.

  • Musk showed an image of two heart-shaped robotic arms to tease what could happen to Optimus, the firm’s humanoid robot, at Tesla AI Day.
  • Musk said Optimus will handle tasks that people find boring or repetitive and can also serve as a companion.
  • I think people will be amazed,” Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there will be a lot of cool stuff.”

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

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

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

“AI Day Part Two, I think people will be amazed,” Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there will be a lot of cool stuff.”

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

“AI Day Part Two, I think people will be amazed,” Musk said.

“AI Day Part Two, I think people will be amazed,” Musk said. “But it’s at the end of next month, so we’ll leave that – there will be a lot of cool stuff.”

Tesla’s 5’8 bot, which weighs 125 pounds, is to include the Autopilot computer used in the company’s electric vehicles, which will allow the humanoid to recognize objects in the real world, although the robot will have its own customizable sensors. and executive mechanisms.

He will also be able to “pull” up to 150 pounds, carry 45 pounds, walk at 5 miles per hour and have human 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 the car with this wrench,” and he can do it,” Musk said last August of the robot. “Please go to the store and buy me the following products.” Something like that. I think we can do it.

Tesla’s autopilot cameras will be mounted on the front of the bot’s head, and its inner workings will run on a Full Self-Driving computer. The bots will presumably work through Tesla’s full self-driving computer interface found 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 people find boring or repetitive and can even serve as a companion.

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

Previously released renders have shown that it could end up looking like the “NS5” robots from the 2004 movie I, Robot. But for anyone who was worried about the Terminator-style situation, Musk also tried to allay those fears.

What do we know about Tesla Optimus?

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

The robot will be 5 feet 8 inches tall and weigh 125 pounds.

He will be able to move at 5 mph, pull 125 pounds and carry 45 pounds.

Tesla Optimus will have human arms and legs, as well as sensors instead of eyes

The bot will be “friendly” to people

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 robot prototype on September 30 at AI Day.

“Of course it has to be friendly,” Musk said during the initial announcement of the Tesla Bot last year. “And travel around a world made for humans.”

The tech lead said at the initial presentation that people will be able to overtake and beat the Tesla Optimus if they need to.

During a question period following Tesla AI Day last year, Musk said, “We have to worry about AI. What we’re trying to do here at Tesla is create useful AI that people will love and… definitely good.”

The public will presumably learn more about the actual production plans for the Optimus on September 30, when Musk is due to unveil a prototype machine.

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

The idea of ​​companion robots may seem far-fetched. However, Intuition Robotics, which makes a bot called ElliQ, was recently brought in by New York authorities to 834 their cars, which can help older people struggling with loneliness.

Robots are already having a big impact on manufacturing. According to Material Processing Institute.

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

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