Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Humanoid Robot For Mass Adoption

Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype of Tesla’s humanoid robot Optimus, which he plans to mass produce sell for under £18,000 within the next three to five years.


Pic: Tesla
Pic: Tesla

According to an article on Sky News, the debut of the prototype robot forms part of Mr Musk’s bid to position Tesla as a leader in fields such as artificial intelligence and not just a company that makes “cool cars”.

On Friday, a test robot turned and waved to a crowd, who cheered as it walked towards them.

The company also showed a video of it doing simple tasks, showcasing its practical abilities.

But a more streamlined current model, which Mr Musk dubbed ‘Optimus’ was wheeled out to the audience to show a closer prototype to what he hoped to put into production.

As part of his speech, he remarked: “There’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus and prove it.”

But he went on: “I think Optimus is going to be incredible in five or 10 years, like mind-blowing.”

Pic: Tesla
Pic: Tesla

Musk said existing humanoid robots were “missing a brain” and the ability to solve problems on their own, signalling that Tesla’s AI would be more independent, calling Optimus an “extremely capable robot”.

Original Article: Sky News