Elon Musk announced his ambitious project to develop his first humanoid robot last year. But these days, he’s taken his goals to a whole new level by revealing his ideas for Optimus, his auto company’s robot that’s also known as the Tesla Bot.
Musk explained in an interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the Axel Springer publishing group, that the Tesla Bot will be able to store a human’s personality, brain power, and even memories thanks to artificial intelligence (AI).
“We could download into Optimus the traits that we believe make us special,” says the Tesla Bot’s creator, referring to the idea of transferring our brain power to it.
Musk has yet to reveal how they plan to transmit people’s personalities, memories, and spiritual halo to the robot. Because the rest of the conversation focused on Optimu’s humanoid designs as a way to better integrate him into this planet and culture.
The humanoid design of Optimus
The CEO underlined that his initial responsibility will be limited to overseeing duties that are repetitive, dull, or risky, in other words, tasks that people do not want to do.
“Optimus is a worker android who can do a lot of different things. The first job should be one that is monotonous, boring, or dangerous. Basically, it’s a job that no one wants to do.”
According to Elon Musk, by the end of this year, Optimus should be making considerable progress on its initial tasks at the prototype level, and by the end of 2023, a “modest production volume” of the humanoid robot might be observed.
“It will definitely make a difference if you’re no longer in that body, but I believe we’ll be able to preserve our memories and personalities.”
It will have two arms and ten fingers, just like humans, and will be about the same size, volume, and capabilities as the ordinary person, according to the executive.
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According to the company’s website, the robot will be classified as a bipedal device for “general usage,” and it will be used to undertake activities that are “insecure, repetitious, or uninteresting” for people.
As a result, Tesla Bot will stand 1.72 meters tall and weigh around 57 kilograms. It will be capable of carrying 20 kilogram loads and deadlifting 150 pounds. It may even be capable of reaching a top speed of 8 kilometers per hour.
Tesla’s biggest bet is the Optimus Human Robot.
Elon Musk confirmed that the humanoid will be able to perform basic repetitive activities, with the goal of removing risky or boring labor for the individual.
His movement is controlled by 40 electromechanical actuators located throughout his humanoid body, including his legs, arms, and hands.
Tesla Bot, like the vehicles that use the aforementioned assisted driving system, will use neural networks to recognize and react to objects in the most natural way possible. They’ll also have a simulation system and a suite of tools for continuous learning on board.