For a long time we have not heard about the innovations of Elon Musk, but he does not sleep, invents and produces the most incredible things, taking us with his developments to the very distant future that we see in films.
Elon Musk announced the date when the first humanoid robot will be produced, codenamed “Optimus”. The release date is scheduled for September 30, 2022. The presentation of the project was held back in August 21, and the event in honor of artificial intelligence, which was supposed to take place at the end of summer, was postponed to September 30 precisely because the production of the first Tesla Bot model is expected by this date.
According to the project, Optimus will be quite tall, his height will be 176 cm, and his weight will be about 57–58 kg. Tesla Bot will work on the basis of the Tesla Autopilot system, it will be equipped with all the necessary sensors and chips that will allow the robot to move independently in space.
Optimus was conceived as an assistant for modern man. Instead of a face, the Tesla Bot will have a display with all the necessary information, the robot will have voice control and can be asked to perform a particular task, for example: submit something or send it to the store for shopping. It is worth noting that the robot runs to the store quickly enough, because its movement speed is about 8 km / h. A robot with AI will be able to take on tasks that a person does not want to do on their own, it will save us from routine or unpleasant, boring things.
Of course, when we talk about a robot based on artificial intelligence, pictures from films immediately pop up in our heads, where AI crossed all boundaries and began to rule humanity, it becomes a little scary if we are moving towards this, whether this prototype will be safe.
A lot was also said about security at the Tesla Bot presentation. Optimus will be limited in his abilities, it will be easy to run away from him, and he will also be weaker than a person, in simple terms, he can be defeated.
The main task of the robot is to help a person, the main quality is friendliness. This is how the manufacturer intended it, and it seems that this is indeed a very bold and big step towards that very innovative future with flying cars and assistant robots.