Tesla, the company led by the eccentric Elon Musk, is renowned for its electric vehicles. During its latest Investor Day, the company announced its future plans to create more sustainable vehicles that do not rely on fossil fuel-generated electricity, addressing one of the prominent criticisms of electric vehicles. However, Tesla is also delving into another type of product that may become its top priority.
This week, Tesla released a video showcasing the latest updates on its humanoid robot program. The footage reveals that Tesla Bot (or Optimus) show that the company’s robotic development is progressing smoothly, and there is a possibility of commercializing these robots in the not-so-distant future.
The video released this week appears to be a response to the initial poor reception of Tesla’s robots. On that occasion, both the media and users expressed their opinion that this product was more of a “sideshow” or a mere distraction from accelerating the implementation of sustainable energy vehicles.
However, the new images presented by Tesla show a product that is far from “secondary”. In the video, we can see five Tesla Optimus prototypes carrying out simple tasks or even strolling through Tesla’s offices. Although the tasks performed by the robots are straightforward, their movement and hand usage are quite precise. Additionally, the video hints that the robots would be capable of detecting and memorizing their surroundings.
Elon Musk has seized the opportunity to state that “Optimus is highly underrated” and that the demand for these robots would reach 10,000-20,000 billion units in the future. Furthermore, Musk “confidently predicts” that humanoid robots will represent “the majority of Tesla’s long-term value.”
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