Elon Musk unveils AI humanoid robot ‘Optimus’ that costs less than a Tesla car

The humanoid robot walked onstage at Tesla’s “AI Day” event on Friday

Tesla CEOElon Musk unveiled Friday the prototype of an artificial intelligence humanoid robot named Optimus that will reportedly cost the public less than one of the company’s motor vehicles.

The humanoid robot walked onstage during Tesla’s “AI Day” event hosted at the company’s office in Palo AltoCalifornia, and waved to the crowd.

A video was shown of the robot doing several menial tasks such as watering plants, carrying a box and moving metal bars at the Tesla factory.

Musk, 51, stated that his goal is to have a functional humanoid robot as soon as possible.

Our goal is to make a useful humanoid robot as quickly as possible,” Musk said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus and improve it.”

‘Optimus’ humanoid robot to cost less than a Tesla car

While the humanoid robot remains in the prototype stage, Musk wants it to eventually replace humans when it comes to boring or dangerous tasks.

He also wants them to help around the home with chores such as mowing the lawn.

Though prices nor release dates have yet to be announced, Musk believes the robot could cost under $20,000 — less than a Tesla car.

Musk continues to promise futuristic gadgets that end up taking much longer than anticipated, but this specific invention should be perfected before release to avoid any type of harm against humanity.


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