Tesla has released a new video featuring its Optimus humanoid robots – they walk more confidently, recognize their environment and interact with objects.
In general, the robots look like a completely production-ready product – in contrast to the models presented last year at the Tesla AI Day presentation. Then one deconstructed version of Optimus barely moved forward, while another model standing on a stand simply waved at the audience.
In the new video, five Tesla robots are already more confident, but very slowly walk through the workshops where the Cybertruck is produced and interact with objects, duplicating human movements. The last process is a demonstration of AI learning elements, where the robot repeats the man’s actions with the help of special sensors. Other updates affected the system of detecting and memorizing the environment – in the demo, Optimus scans the space, creating a digital map of the area.
Elon Musk himself once again stated that robots are “extremely underestimated”, but the demand for them can reach “10-20 billion units”. The previously announced cost of the model is $20,000.