Monday, November 28

Tesla Bot Optimus: Elon Musk’s humanoid robot will debut | Digital Trends Spanish

Tesla and Elon Musk are set to unveil an early Tesla Bot prototype at the company’s AI Day on September 30. The Tesla Bot, also known as Optimus, will be a humanoid robot designed to complete repetitive or dangerous tasks.

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AI Day 2022 on Sept 30 🤖

— Tesla (@Tesla) August 23, 2022

Optimus was first introduced at last year’s Ai Day, where Musk himself revealed a render and some specs about the Tesla Bot. These humanoid robots will obviously be made to work in Tesla factories and are meant to interact with both humans and machines, specifically for “dangerous, menial or boring tasks,” according to Musk. In the presentation, he even talked about the personality of these robots, stating that they are meant to be friendly and even easily dominated by a human.

Earlier this summer, Musk hinted that we would get our first look at a working prototype of Optimus.

The prospects for a robotic workforce seem attractive at first, especially amid a labor shortage. However, experts are skeptical of how effective the robots will be, and doubt the company’s ability to make significant leaps in robotics that will make the Optimus a viable alternative to a human workforce.

In an interview with ReutersNancy Cooke, a professor of human systems engineering at Arizona State University, shared his skepticism bluntly.

“If it just makes the robot walk,” he said, “or makes the robot dance, that’s already been done. That’s not that impressive.”

And the skepticism is well justified, especially when it comes to Elon Musk. While Tesla kickstarted the electric vehicle market, Musk has a tendency to overpromise and underdeliver (if he does deliver at all). His Hyperloop project, currently in development at the Boring Company, is long overdue, and some analysts think delays are intentional.

Musk even thinks that Optimus will be more important than the car market in the long run. We will have to wait until the announcement to see if the Tesla Bot has real legs or if it will be another Cybertruck scenario. And, of course, Tesla will likely have a lot more to talk about at AI Day beyond Optimus, as he addresses his advances in self-driving cars and other topics related to AI and robotics.

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