Tesla AI Day has been moved to September 30 this year – and for good reason. On this day the company will demonstrate a prototype of a fully operational humanoid robot Optimus, also known as Tesla Bot. It was announced by Elon Musk on his Twitter page.
Tesla AI Day pushed to Sept 30, as we may have an Optimus prototype working by then
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 3, 2022
The robot was first presented last August during the first Tesla AI Day. Then it became known that Optimus will have a height of about 173 cm, weigh about 57 kg and can lift 20 kg. It will operate using the same AI systems as Tesla’s electric vehicles. According to Ilona Maska, the robot will be able to perform routine tasks such as shopping.
Tesla Bot “has the potential to become more important than the automotive business,” says the head of the company. According to him, in the future physical labor will be a choice.
“Tesla is arguably the world’s biggest robotics company. Our cars are basically semi-sentient robots on wheels,” Musk comments.