Elon Musk Announces Tesla’s Plan to Sell Optimus Robots

Elon Musk Announces Tesla’s Plan to Sell Optimus Robots

Tech giant Elon Musk announces his plans for Tesla to sell Optimus robots

Tesla's humanoid robot is already in its lab, and its CEO, Elon Musk, has stated that it may be ready for sale by the end of next year. Tesla plans to sell Optimus robots, as many companies are investing in humanoid robotics. This step is taken to fix the issue of human labor shortage and to do repetitive tasks that can be dangerous and boring in the logistics, manufacturing, retailing, and warehousing industries. Elon Musk announced Tesla's plan to disclose during the shareholders' call that he estimated that Tesla's Optimus robots would begin working in the factory by the end of 2025. Humanoid robots have been in the works by robots of Honda and Boston Dynamics.

This year, the Nvidia and Microsoft-backed startup Figure signed a partnership with the German automaker BMW. Elon Musk had already predicted that robots might sell more than cars, especially car manufacturing itself, long before.

On the Tuesday call, he said, "I think Tesla is in better shape than other humanoid robot makers to be able to achieve volume production with onboard inference running on the robot itself." He mentioned inference as the AI part of intelligence.

It is a known fact that Musk failed to keep his audacious promises made to Wall Street. In the middle of 2019, he told investors that Tesla would already be managing a fleet of "robotaxi" autonomous cars by 2020.

Tesla went on to manufacture the first prototype of its Optimus robot, which was named Bumblebee, in September 2022. This year, the company released a video of a next-generation robot walking on two legs and making a T-shirt at the firm's plant.

Figures' video has appeared since February 01, when it was holding the coffee. Boston Dynamics last week was an electric platform for its Atlas humanoid robot, which was seen twisting and turning from a lying-down state to standing and walking.

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