Elon Musk Unveils Tesla’s Optimus Robot

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla’s Optimus Robot. As he unveiled a long-awaited prototype of his company’s robot on Friday at AI Day 2022, Elon Musk declared, “It really is a fundamental transformation of civilization as we know it.” Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, helped unveil a new humanoid robot and expressed his belief that the technology could transform millions of lives all over the world.

According to CNN and CNBC, Musk, 51, helped unveil a prototype of the robot known as Optimus at AI Day 2022 on Friday. The robot uses Tesla’s self-driving technology to operate.

On stage, Optimus gently made his way untethered before waving to the audience. According to CNBC, Musk said the robot had the ability to help “millions” and bring “a future of abundance” where poverty does not exist and people can have everything they want “in terms of products and services,” though he did not seem to clarify.

Indeed, civilization as we know it is undergoing a fundamental upheaval, according to Musk. At AI Day 2021, Tesla teased the initiative by performing on stage while a person costumed as a robot pranced around.

Before the big unveiling on Friday, Musk reportedly quipped, “Last year was just a human in a robot suit.” “We’ve made great progress. It’s going to be quite amazing in comparison to that.” According to CNBC, Musk said the robot may be able to perform tasks like collecting groceries at the event, but it may also eventually perform tasks within Tesla plants now done by humans.

Within three to five years, customers might be able to acquire an Optimus robot, said Musk.

According to CNN, Musk predicts that the robot would “probably” cost roughly $20,000 when it finally go on sale. The announcement of the robot comes as Twitter sues Musk in an effort to get him to fulfill his pledge to purchase the business for $44 million. Just before the July lawsuit was filed, the millionaire broke the agreement.

In their counterclaims, Musk’s team alleged that Twitter “was miscounting the number of bogus and spam accounts on its network” as part of a plot to deceive investors about the company’s prospects.

In a tweet published after the filing was made, Twitter Chairman Bret Taylor referred to Musk’s statements about the firm as “factually wrong, legally insufficient, and economically irrelevant.” Early in August, according to CNBC, Musk sold 7.92 million shares of his electric car company for around $6.9 billion.

The information was released less than four months after Elon Musk declared on April 28 that he had “no further” plans to sell company stock after doing so for $8.2 billion. According to NPR, nearly all of Twitter’s shareholders (98.6%) decided to support the company’s sale to Musk in the middle of September. At $54.20 per share, the purchase was approved.