Elon Musk releases brand-new footage of his Optimus bot… doing yoga

The footage is impressive, but Elon Musk had an ulterior motive for posting the video.

Published on Sep 25, 2023 at 12:37PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Sep 26, 2023 at 8:49AM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
Elon Musk releases new footage of Tesla Bot Optimus

Tesla has just released brand-new footage of its humanoid robot autonomously sorting objects and doing yoga.

In the video, we can see Optimus sorting blocks according to their colors before going on to do a series of bizarre-looking stretches.

While it’s obviously made leaps and bounds since first unveiled at Tesla AI Day in 2022, Elon Musk had an ulterior motive for posting the video.

READ MORE! Elon Musk promises a ‘catgirl version’ of Tesla’s Optimus bot as he unveils the humanoid robot

Alongside the footage, Tesla called for new recruits to help to develop the bot, even directing people to its AI department.

So, the company clearly knows it’s got a long way to go if it wants to compete on the main stage.

Currently, there’s a list of humanoid robots that are already quite advanced, including Ameca by Engineered Arts, which can hold full conversations with humans.

But in true Musk fashion, the billionaire claims Optimus will be the most advanced of its kind.

“It’ll be a fundamental transformation for civilization as we know it,” Musk said.

That’s ambitious considering where the bot started.

You can watch the footage here!

When Tesla first announced plans to launch a Tesla bot, many didn’t really take it seriously.

That was largely in part due to the presentation starting with an actual human pretending to be a humanoid robot and performing robot moves and dance routines.

Since then, Musk has made it clear he’s incredibly serious about the project, drip-feeding us with new footage of Optimus performing increasingly progressive tasks.

The Tesla bot was reportedly built to have the same AI software and sensors used in Tesla’s autopilot system.

It also runs on a Tesla chip, and has Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.

When speaking at the AI Day event, Musk said the robot would be priced around $200,000.

But there’s no word on when it will be available to buy.

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