May 28, 2023


Automotive and technology

After The Hype, Tesla Bot Isn’t A Terrifying Vision of The Future

By Adam Ferraresi, October 3, 2022

Transfer alongside, go along… very little to see below, nothing at all to see, evening all. That was pretty substantially the Tesla Bot. It was exposed for the duration of AI Day, Tesla’s expansive solution perception into the foreseeable future and now. In truth the pre-hype of AI Working day was largely centered on Optimus, the identify provided to Tesla’s humanoid robot. Honestly, I was expecting a Boston Dynamics rivaling robotic to wander on stage and crack dance in front of an astonished audience.

Fact set in as Optimus was previewed in two prototype sorts, first was a self-strolling AI humanoid robotic which was outstanding but it is fairly a great deal standard fare these times in just the robotics marketplace. Then a next prototype, mounted on a stand, was wheeled out by three people today, oh the irony. It looked ludicrous. This was not the terrifying humanoid robotic apocalypse of the potential, the robotic was unable to self-propel aside from waving its pre-programmed arms.

Elon Musk claims that Tesla’s robot will be a match changer. On this evidence… not at any time quickly. Optimus is about 10-15 decades powering the serious activity changers, Boston Dynamics. Plainly, Optimus demonstrates that Tesla has a lot of perform forward of them if they are to make Optimus a useful software for culture as an alternative of a useful idiot.

Yet, Tesla Bot, AKA Optimus, is appealing in that Musk would like to mass-create a purchaser-friendly retail-prepared Optimus for all around $20,000 per device.  Musk earlier reported that Optimus will be even bigger than even the car. Proper now it is slower than a Sloth.

Tesla Bot Optimus at the AI Day