Tesla will make a humanoid robot: it will be called Optimus and it will be destined to perform “unsafe, repetitive or boring” tasks
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has indicated that this company is working on the development of a humanoid robot codenamed Optimus.
According to his words, a prototype will be available “sometime next year”, and to create it Tesla will take advantage of the experience gained with automated machinery in its factories, but also with some of the hardware and software that allow its Autopilot system to function.
“We already make robots on wheels,” so this won’t be much different, says Musk
The robot will be intended for tasks “that are unsafe, repetitive or boring,” they explain. on the official website of Tesla dedicated to the field of artificial intelligence. There by the way, they call the robot “Tesla Bot”, without further ado.
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The company is in fact looking for professionals in the sector to “leverage our expertise in artificial intelligence beyond our fleet of vehicles.”
Elon Musk took advantage of the Tesla AI Day event for the presentation of this project, and commented that “we almost have all the parts that are needed for humanoid robots, since we already make robots with wheels“.
This new project is especially curious – even when talking about Musk – because the creator of Tesla and SpaceX has been warning of the danger of advances in artificial intelligence.
A priori it looks like that Tesla Bot will be similar in format and performance to the Boston Dynamics Atlas that recently he surprised us doing parkour, but we will have to wait for that prototype to see if both projects are really similar.
Via | The Verge