Elon Musk is a name that showcases intelligence, brilliance, and innovation. Being the CEO of Tesla, he has achieved great heights- Twitter, humanoids, car models, and more. At Tesla’s AI Day, Elon Musk recently unveiled his much-awaited humanoid robot “Optimus.”
The humanoid robot entered the stage with the style of a movie star. Dancing around and owning the stage. The prototype entered the stage and waved to the spectators sitting in their seats. Further, the robot was seen in a video moving metal bars, carrying a box, and watering plants in the automaker’s factory.
“Our goal is to make a useful humanoid robot as quickly as possible,” Musk said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus and prove it.”
“Optimus” But, Prime?
Musk claimed that current humanoid robots were “missing a brain,” lacking the capacity to independently navigate the world. They were also incredibly expensive and produced in small quantities.
In contrast, he claimed, Optimus would be a “highly capable robot” that will be in production eventually in millions of units, on a higher level, and for less than $20,000, making it much less expensive than a car.
“There’s so much about what people can do dexterously that’s very, very hard for robots. And that’s not going to change whether the robot is a robot arm or whether it’s in the shape of a humanoid,” Jonathan Hurst, Chief Technology Officer.
Elon Musk will also provide updates on Tesla’s Dojo high-speed computer, which was announced last year and is going to be crucial to the company’s efforts to create self-driving technology, at the event on Friday.
According to Musk, Tesla should accomplish fully autonomous driving this year and mass-produce a robotaxi without a steering wheel or pedal by 2024.