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Optimus, Tesla’s humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

Tesla has posted many job openings online for software architecture for its humanoid robot, which will be presented in the summer of 2021. What initially seemed like a joke is gaining traction within Elon Musk’s company.

Optimus, Tesla's humanoid robot, is no longer a joke
The Tesla Bot

Last August, Tesla showcased its greatest advancements in artificial intelligence at its AI Day. During this event, a humanoid robot was unveiled, the Tesla Bot. And it certainly doesn’t seem like a fun project for the builder.

From the funny little project to the real future of the company

Now called “Optimus”, the project for a do-it-all humanoid robot is definitely going to be important for the American manufacturer. Indeed, if when it was announced to the AI Day 2021While the Tesla robot was mainly a joke aimed at attracting big names in the world of artificial intelligence, that has changed a lot in less than a year.

Optimus, Tesla's humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

If we are to believe the latest announcements from Elon Musk, the Optimus project would even have been higher priority than the development of new vehiclesand a version of the robot could be in production from 2023

Tesla has posted numerous announcements online in recent weeks related to the software development of the humanoid robot Optimus, with increasingly precise descriptions aimed at developing “a global humanoid software architecture”.

A prototype that is much too late

If we remember with a mocking smile the presentation of the robot Tesla in August 2021, who was actually a dancer disguised as a robot, then it is clear that Elon Musk and Tesla were not kidding at the time.

Optimus, Tesla's humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

With a functional robot prototype planned for this year, we could witness a new revolution led by Tesla, after that of electric vehicles, that would be that of robotics.

The ambitions are huge for this Tesla Bot, which should replace a human on every task from washing dishes to delivering packages. While Tesla has a habit of falling behind on its latest projects, as is the case with the cyber truckwe can only hope that in the future, the American giant can really make its Optimus robot with a consumer version before 2024.

Elon Musk made his show at the inauguration of his Texas factory, the largest of the Gigafactories. He took advantage of the event to discuss the future of the American brand.
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