The humanoid robot of Elon Musk has finally made its sizzling debut at the much-awaited event of Tesla, i.e., “AI Day”. Building a humanoid robot known as “Optimus” is one of the most ambitious and critical projects of Tesla, which has made great strides in this recent event and is truly an uncanny sight to behold. The event took place this Friday, in which the prototype of the robot made its appearance by walking on stage and greeting the audience by waving. Hence, this latest and most promising addition to Tesla’s lineup is certainly a long shot and has been deemed a success.
Coupled with this, it should be noted that the manufacturing of “Optimus” has been aimed towards doing hazardous tasks which are risky for the employees as well as carrying out boring tasks. Moreover, Musk has been very optimistic about this project as he believes that the business of robots is more worthwhile than manufacturing self-driving cars. At an event at Tesla’s office in Palo Alto, California, Musk said, “Our goal is to make a useful humanoid robot as quickly as possible. There’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus and prove it. “
In addition to this, Musk said that humanoid robots that have been present in the market currently are “missing a brain” and lack general navigational capabilities. On the other hand, “Optimus”, in comparison to it, is much more capable and will also be available in large-scale production. Not only this, Tesla’s robots will cost much less, even less than its cars. The estimated cost for these robots will be less than $20,000. Jonathan Hurst, who is a chief technology officer at Agility Robotics, a humanoid robot firm, stated, “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. “
To that end, Musk said that these humanoid robots have a variety of new opportunities to be used in the long run as they are expected to be seen working in houses doing cooking, taking care of the elderly, or can even be friends with human beings. On the other hand, when Musk was asked about the production of self-driving cars, he said that Tesla would be “worth basically zero” without achieving that goal. Hence, let’s see when Tesla will be implementing the use of these robots practically on a large scale, unlike its self-driving cars, which have seen Musk’s repeated promises.