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Tesla Could Be Selling Its Humanoid Robot Optimus By End of Next Year


Can Tesla really start putting Humanoid Robot Optimus in the market short of 3 years since Musk first unveiled his plans? According to the SpaceX CEO and billionaire, yes, they can.

While Optimus is still in the lab to get some of its tech and twinks right, Elon Musk said that the humanoid robot may be ready to sell as soon as the end of next year. He told investors on a conference call that he predicts Optimus to be fully functional and ready to perform tasks in the factor in said timeline.

Although some may say that’s too short of a time for Optimus to make its debut in the public market, Tesla may actually be able to pull it off. It wasn’t long ago since the company released videos of Optimus Gen-2’s significant upgrades where the humanoid robot can be seen dancing, doing squats, and even delicately moving eggs from a carton to a boiler.

Tesla Could Be Selling Its Humanoid Robot Optimus By End of Next Year

Before that, we were also treated with videos of Gen-2 showing off its dexterity and movement upgrades allowing it to strike yoga poses and even make autonomous corrective actions such as sorting colored blocks.

In hindsight, these videos showing the upgrades of Optimus may not sound like a lot but in the world of robotics, this fast upgrade and advanced tech shows the great promise of Tesla’s humanoid robot. With the goal of deploying Optimus to companies and factories for manual labor and factory work that may be too dangerous to humans, these features and capabilities are truly impressive and good to have.

Tesla Could Be Selling Its Humanoid Robot Optimus By End of Next Year

Musk also foresees Optimus to be a major driving force of Tesla’s business. He also says that robot sales could even become a larger part of Tesla’s pie, including car manufacturing. Certainly, Musk is confident that both Tesla and Optimus can deliver on the expectations set. “I think Tesla is best positioned of any humanoid robot maker to be able to reach volume production with efficient inference on the robot itself,”, says Musk, referring to Optimus’ artificial intelligence abilities.

Whether they can make do with their promise is something we will have to wait and see until the end of next year.

Sota Takahashi

Sota Takahashi is a Japanese-born electrical engineer. At the age of 18, he moved to Seattle and completed his Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, Seattle. Being a fan of all things tech, he channels his geeky side through this website, and with his wife Linda, shares knowledge about robot pets and how they can be lifelong and advantageous companions for both children and the elderly.

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