This AI-powered machine is designed in the form factor of a human. It can walk around areas accessible to humans and perform tasks that humans do not want to do.
The new bot is capable of performing tasks that are unsafe, repetitive, or boring. According to the official profile on X, the bot is a general-purpose, bipedal, humanoid robot. The Tesla bot’s early prototypes faced skepticism. However, new tactile and torque sensors, a 1KG weight reduction, and upgrades to precise movements in tasks involving delicate objects are changing opinions.
During Tesla AI Day 2022, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, confirmed that the upcoming Tesla Optimus Gen-2 bot will be priced at $20,000 or less, which is significantly less than the cost of a car. However, the release date for the bot is not until between 2025 and 2027.