The cost of the robot will be less than 20 thousand dollars.
SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has officially unveiled the latest prototype of the humanoid robot Optimus. At Tesla's annual AI Day presentation in Silicon Valley, the new bipedal robot shared the stage with Musk and waved to the audience.
According to the owner of Tesla, mass production of the robot can begin in the future in three to five years. The cost of the humanoid will be, presumably, less than 20 thousand dollars, which is less than a third of the cost of Tesla. The presentation also featured a video of the capabilities of the new robot - Optimus is open to everyday tasks such as carrying loads around the house or watering plants.
“It really is a fundamental transformation of civilization as we know it,” Musk commented, noting that in a “future of abundance,” robots will do the work and humans will reap the rewards. However, the inventor noted that the speed of the robot would be limited to 5 miles per hour. The Optimus will also be burglar-proof and equipped with a switch.
“There is still a lot of work to be done to improve the Optimus and prove it. Optimus will be an incredible robot in 5 or 10 years, just mind blowing,” added Musk.
The concept of a humanoid robot was first presented under the working title Tesla Bot in the summer of 2021. The company said it expects to delegate to a robot tasks that are “dangerous, repetitive and boring” for humans. Optimus will be 173 cm tall and weigh 57 kilograms.