(ORDO NEWS) — Tesla is slowly but surely turning into a robot maker. As expected, as part of the AI Day 2022 event, Elon Musk presented a prototype of the Optimus branded robot.
Moreover, there were two test devices: the first is devoid of an outer shell, but can walk on two legs and perform work tasks, and the second is made as beautiful as possible, but at the moment cannot demonstrate anything worthwhile.
According to Elon Musk, the main task of Tesla is to create a multifunctional robot that costs less than a car.
The presentation passed without any funny situations, and we learned a lot about Elon Musk’s plans for the near future.
The most interesting part of the Tesla AI Day 2022 presentation was the demonstration of the first prototype of the Optimus robot.
The apparatus, devoid of its shell, slowly walked onto the stage on its two legs, waved its hand to the guests present in the hall, and performed a simple dance.
According to Elon Musk, this was the first time the prototype moved without assistance. After his small number, the robot disappeared behind the stage on its own.
The capabilities of the Tesla robot were shown in a separate video – apparently, the company does not risk demonstrating the performance of complex tasks in front of the public.
Everything looked good in the video: the robot can carry boxes and water flowers using its built-in sensors.
Representatives of the company assured that Optimus robots are already working at Tesla factories – they perform routine tasks like carrying car body parts. All this happens under the supervision of people.
As part of the presentation, the second prototype of the Optimus robot was also shown. Unlike the first, he is equipped with an outer shell, but he could not go on stage on his own – he was carried out on his hands.
According to Elon Musk, this prototype is also capable of walking on two legs, but the engineers did not have time to prepare it for this before the presentation began.
But the robot was still shown so that people could get an idea of how Tesla Optimus production robots will look like.
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