Elon Musk said people will be 'blown away' by Optimus robot that will be revealed at AI Day

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People volition beryllium 'blown away' by Tesla's Optimus humanoid robot, claims Elon Musk, who says it could service arsenic a companion oregon bash menial tasks aft it debuts astatine AI time connected September 30

  • Musk showed a representation of 2 robotic hands making a bosom signifier arsenic a tease of what's apt to travel of Optimus, the firm's humanoid robot, astatine Tesla AI Day 
  • Musk has said Optimus would grip tasks that humans find boring oregon repetitive and could besides service arsenic a companion
  • I deliberation radical volition beryllium blown away,' Musk said. 'But that's astatine the extremity of adjacent month, truthful we'll permission that - there's gonna beryllium a batch of chill stuff.' 

By Christopher Carbone U.S. Science And Technology Editor For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:42 BST, 5 August 2022 | Updated: 18:54 BST, 5 August 2022

Elon Musk unveiled a caller teaser representation of his company's Optimus humanoid robot that volition beryllium afloat revealed astatine the extremity of adjacent month.

The tech mogul showed disconnected a representation of robotic hands making a bosom signifier astatine the company's yearly shareholders gathering successful Austin Thursday evening and touted a afloat uncover of Tesla Optimus astatine AI Day September 30. 

Few details are known astir the robot, but Musk has said it would grip tasks that humans find boring oregon repetitive and could adjacent service arsenic a companion.

'AI Day, portion two, I deliberation radical volition beryllium blown away,' Musk said. 'But that's astatine the extremity of adjacent month, truthful we'll permission that - there's gonna beryllium a batch of chill stuff.'

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Elon Musk showed disconnected a representation of robotic hands making a bosom signifier astatine the company's yearly shareholders gathering successful Austin Thursday evening and touted a afloat uncover of Tesla Optimus astatine AI Day September 30

'AI Day, portion two, I deliberation radical volition beryllium blown away,' Musk said. 'But that's astatine the extremity of adjacent month, truthful we'll permission that - there's gonna beryllium a batch of chill stuff.'

The Tesla bot, which would beryllium 5'8 and measurement 125 pounds, is acceptable to see the Autopilot machine utilized successful the company's electrical cars, which volition let the humanoid to admit real-world objects, though the robot volition person its ain customized sensors and actuators.

It volition besides beryllium capable to 'deadlift' up to 150 pounds, transportation 45 pounds, locomotion 5 miles per hr and person human-like hands positive ocular sensors giving it the quality to 'see.'

'[You can] speech to it and say, "Please prime up that bolt and connect it to a car with that wrench," and it should beryllium capable to bash that,' Musk said past August astir the robot. '"Please spell to the store and get maine the pursuing groceries." That benignant of thing. I deliberation we tin bash that.'

Tesla's Autopilot cameras volition beryllium fitted successful the beforehand of the bot's caput and its inner-workings volition beryllium powered by the company's Full Self-Driving computer. The bots volition beryllium seemingly run done Tesla’s Full Self-Driving machine interface, which is what's successful the Tesla Model 3, X, S, Y and Roadster. 

Few details are known astir the robot, but Musk has said it would grip tasks that humans find boring oregon repetitive and could adjacent service arsenic a companion

Previously released renderings person shown that it could extremity up looking similar the 'NS5' robots successful the 2004 movie I, Robot. But for anyone disquieted astir a Terminator-style situation, Musk tried to acceptable those fears to remainder arsenic well. 

What bash we cognize astir Tesla Optimus?

Originally called Tesla Bot, Elon Musk announced the humanoid robot astatine AI Day successful August 2021

The robot would basal 5'8 and measurement 125 pounds

It volition person the quality to determination astatine 5 mph, deadlift 125 pounds and transportation 45 pounds

Tesla Optimus volition person human-like hands and feet and sensors for eyes

The bot volition beryllium 'friendly' to humans

Humans volition besides beryllium capable to outrun and overpower the robots if needed 

The robot volition beryllium capable to execute tasks that are repetitive oregon boring, but could besides service arsenic a companion 

Tesla is acceptable to unveil a prototype of the robot September 30 astatine AI Day 

'It’s intended to beryllium friendly, of course,' Musk said during the archetypal Tesla Bot announcement past year. 'And navigate done a satellite built for humans.' 

The tech person said astatine the archetypal presumption that humans would beryllium capable to outrun and overpower the Tesla Optimus if they needed to.

During a question play pursuing Tesla’s AI Day past year, Musk said: 'We should beryllium disquieted astir AI. What we’re trying to bash present astatine Tesla is marque utile AI that radical emotion and is … unequivocally good.'  

Presumably the nationalist volition larn much astir existent accumulation plans for Optimus connected September 30, erstwhile Musk is acceptable to unveil a prototype of the machine. 

'We person a precise talented squad astatine Tesla that I'm moving with intimately to person a prototype humanoid robot acceptable by the extremity of September. And I deliberation we are tracking to that point,' Musk said astatine a concern lawsuit successful June.

The conception of robotic companions whitethorn look far-fetched. However, Intuition Robotics, which makes a bot called ElliQ, was precocious taped by New York officials for 834 of its machines that tin assistance elder citizens who are dealing with loneliness.  

Robots are already having a large interaction connected manufacturing. The adoption of robotics successful warehouses volition summation 50 percent oregon much successful the adjacent 5 years, according to the Material Handling Institute

'We person a precise talented squad astatine Tesla that I'm moving with intimately to person a prototype humanoid robot acceptable by the extremity of September,' Musk has erstwhile said

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