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Tesla’s latest video of Optimus robot leaves viewers feeling surprised

It's sort of a weird way of making progress
  • Optimus is Tesla’s humanoid AI-powered robot
  • Tesla is constantly ‘teaching’ Optimus new things
  • The latest clip left people confused for two reasons

Published on May 16, 2024 at 5:59PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 24, 2024 at 6:41PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

Tesla is constantly sharing updates about its Optimus humanoid robot.

But the thing is, the latest video shared by Tesla is a bit confusing to say the least.

And it left viewers surprised for a couple of reasons.

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In the new video, Tesla Optimus was tasked with sorting out battery cells.

The last time we saw the humanoid robot was when Elon Musk shared a video on X of Optimus strolling confidently around the lab, and then again when we watched Optimus handle some eggs.

The thing is, some people are surprised because the robot still seems a bit – how can we put it nicely – slow and hesitant.

And this is the same robot that shocked Joe Rogan because of how realistic its movements were.

And then of course there’s a predictable and inevitable question about robots replacing humans.

Based on this video, we can safely say we can rest easy, for now, because a human being would be able to do that faster, and without looking clumsy.

Mind you, that’s likely to change soon.

During the last earnings call with Tesla investors, Elon Musk said, and this is a quote, no one ‘should invest in Tesla if you think we can’t solve autonomy’.

Once again, Musk has reiterated something he’s been saying for a long time.

He believes that Tesla should not be considered an automaker, he says it’s an AI and robotics company that just so happens to also make cars.

And we should point out that Tesla is not the only one developing a humanoid robot.

Nvidia has also unveiled fully humanoid robots set to rival Tesla’s Optimus robot.

Then there’s OpenAI which has joined hands with Microsoft, Nvidia, and Jeff Bezos to develop human-like robots.

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