The newest humanoid robot prototype being created by tech tycoon Elon Musk’s Tesla electric car firm has been unveiled.
At a Silicon Valley event, Optimus made an appearance on stage and raised its knees while waving to the crowd.
The CEO stated that although the robot was still under development, it might be available for purchase in a few years.
According to company experts, mass-market robots from Tesla will be evaluated by performing tasks in the auto factories.
During the annual Tesla AI Day presentation, the prototype was brought onto the stage.
A video showing Optimus doing straightforward duties, like watering plants, carrying boxes, and lifting metal bars, was displayed to the audience.
According to Mr. Musk, the robots would be mass produced in three to five years for less than $20,000 (£17,900).
The head of Tesla predicted “a future of abundance.”
He went on to say, “It really is a fundamental shift of civilization as we know it.
The road of the Terminator
Investors and financial analysts have voiced scepticism about Tesla’s decision to pursue robots, urging it to concentrate on initiatives more closely related to its core competency of electric automobiles.
But Mr. Musk claimed that he wished to address one of the most challenging issues in artificial intelligence: how to create a system that can take the place of a person.
Tesla wants to ensure that the transition to a society in which machines did the labour and people got the benefits was a safe one, according to the entrepreneur who once warned that artificial intelligence might be a threat to civilization.
He warned against going down the “Terminator route,” alluding to the popular movie about a homicidal cyborg.
He continued by saying that Tesla was incorporating safety features, such as an impenetrable stop button.
Mr. Musk said that the public company’s social responsibility would be decided by its shareholders.
Tesla’s AI Day aims to showcase new products and recruit new employees.