Optimus, Tesla’s humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

Tesla has posted many job offers online for software architecture for its humanoid robot presented in the summer of 2021. What initially seemed like a joke is gaining momentum within Elon Musk’s firm.

The Tesla Bot

Last August, Tesla presented its greatest advances in artificial intelligence during its AI Day. During this event, a human-like robot was revealed, the Tesla Bot. And it definitely doesn’t seem like a fun little project for the builder.

From the funny little project to the real future of the company

Now called “Optimus”, the project for a do-it-all humanoid robot is definitely taking on a lot of importance for the American manufacturer. Indeed, if when it was announced at AI Day 2021, the Tesla robot was above all a gag aimed at attracting big names in the world of artificial intelligence, this has changed a lot in less than a year.

Optimus, Tesla's humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

According to Elon Musk’s latest announcements, the Optimus project would even have been given higher priority than the development of new vehicles, and a version of the robot could be in production as early as 2023.

Tesla has posted numerous announcements online for the past few weeks relating to the software development of the humanoid robot Optimus, with increasingly precise descriptions, aimed at developing “a global humanoid software architecture”.

A prototype that is long overdue

If we remember with a mocking smile the presentation of the robot Tesla in August 2021, which was actually a dancer disguised as a robot, it is clear that Elon Musk and Tesla were not joking at this that time.

Optimus, Tesla's humanoid robot, is no longer a joke

With a functional robot prototype planned for this year, we could witness a new revolution led by Tesla, after that of electric vehicles, which would be that of robotics.

The ambitions are huge for this Tesla Bot, which should replace a human in any task, from washing dishes to delivering packages. Although Tesla has a habit of falling behind in its latest projects such as the Cybertruck, we can only hope that the future allows the American giant to make its Optimus robot real with a consumer version before 2024.

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