Elon Musk’s humanoid robot, Optimus, is coming soon

It’s official, Elon Musk just confirmed it verbally: You’re here will introduce its first humanoid robot equipped withartificial intelligence during the Tesla AI Day scheduled for September 30. The richest man in the world spoke during the Qatar Economic Forum (Qatar Economic Forum), confirming his tweet from early June where he announced the postponement of the event because there might be a prototype by Optimus functional.

The boss of You’re here praised his team ” very talented and indicated that he believed the first working prototype would be ready in time for the end of September. Optimus is about 1.73 meters tall and weighs 56.7 kg. The robot can move at a speed speed of 8 km/h, lifting 68 kilos and carrying 20 kilos.

Any surprises planned for September 30?

The robot would contain an AI similar to car autopilot, with cameras in the head, a computer placed in the torso containing neural networks, and a screen in place of the face. Tesla had just put many job offers online in the spring related to the software development of Optimus. This would be intended to operate primarily in the factory to carry out the work physicalas well as at home where it could develop a unique personality to match that of the owner.

the Tesla AI Day serve above all to show that the firm is not limited to the car manufacturing and that she would be a pioneer in matter of AI, in the words of Elon Musk. The event could hold some surprises since he said that it would also be about ” other exciting things “.

After space and cars, Elon Musk launches into robots

Tesla is reportedly developing the prototype of an AI-enabled humanoid robot that is skilled enough to replace humans in most of the toughest physical jobs. It could be unveiled next year according to the optimistic timetable announced by Elon Musk.

Article of Louis Nephewpublished on 08/23/2021

The cars electric with You’re herespace missions with SpaceXInternet for all via a constellation giant of satellites and now humanoid robots to replace humans in the most arduous physical tasks. Developing a robot prototype is Elon Musk’s intention and he raised this subject precisely during a day dedicated to AI at Tesla (Tesla AI Day). He even plans to present a first prototype called Tesla Bot, next year. What we do know is that instead of the equivalent of a human face, there would be a screen displaying useful information. It would use the same chips as on the You’re here and could move in its environment thanks to a system of eight cameras. These elements would not be different from those found on the brand’s cars. The robot would measure 1.77 meters and weigh 56.6 kilos. It could carry a load of more than 20 kilos and would move at more than 8 km/h. So many details, which show that the preparation of the robot prototype is already well advanced.

A Tesla robot

But Elon Musk’s goal is not just to create a machine, he is counting on it to lead an economic revolution. According to him, the humanoid robot should make it possible to replace physical work, so that it is truly only a choice. With this system, it would be possible to generate a universal basic income according to him. He admits that it is not for tomorrow, because the capacities of robots are still far from those of human tasks. For the moment, they are operational for basic tasks in simple environments, or at home. But with advances in AI, that could change.

Will the boss of Tesla manage to overcome this project as he has done in his other favorite areas? No doubt, but perhaps not in the optimistic timetable he has set himself. For example, the manufacturer is still struggling with the massive deployment of its driving mode autonomous for the Tesla. Its system is also the subject of a security investigation conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration American, due to its involvement in several accidents Traffic.

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