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Elon Musk's AI humanoid robot to be unveiled in September

By T.K. Randall
June 25, 2022 · Comment icon 6 comments

Is this the future of robotics ? Image Credit: Tesla
Named 'Optimus', the Tesla-developed robot has the potential to automate the workplace - and even the home.
Designed to carry out "dangerous and boring" tasks in factories and other workplace settings, Optimus will be capable of carrying loads of up to 20kg and can also perform a number of other simple tasks.

Measuring 173 cm tall and weighing 57 kg, it will be able to walk at around 5 mph and is programmed with an artificial intelligence to help it navigate and carry out its duties.

If this all sounds a bit disconcerting, then that's because it is - there are countless science fiction movies involving humanoid robots that have run amok after rebelling against their creators.

Optimus will even look the part - resembling something out of the movie I, Robot.

Now according to Elon Musk, the new robot - which was announced last year - will be unveiled at Tesla's 'AI Day' on September 30.

The version that will be on show will just be a prototype, however it will give us our first glimpse of this unnerving contraption and perhaps offer the chance to see it walking around and performing tasks.

Eventually, robots like this one could even become a staple inside the home - offering a way to carry out boring house tasks such as vacuuming while also serving as an AI companion.

What could possibly go wrong ?

Source: Mail Online | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Manwon Lender 2 years ago
Now it begins, thanks Elon!
Comment icon #2 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
‘Optimus’ sounds like Roman name. Maybe he's a modern gladiator. Aurelius Optimus.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Timothy 2 years ago
Probably just another iteration of his vapourware. I’m surprised that there is not already a class action against Elon for his other undelivered promises to consumers.
Comment icon #4 Posted by twobytwice 2 years ago
This is why the super rich want to kill 95% of us. They don't need us useless eaters anymore.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jaded1 2 years ago
Are you really that paranoid? 
Comment icon #6 Posted by bigjonalien 2 years ago
All hail our new overlords, does it have the rights to bear arms too. I hope not. I can see one being gimped out till the day they snap! 01011010 lol

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