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Tesla’s Optimus Gen-2 Shows Significant Dexterity and Movement Upgrades in Latest Video


A recent video posted by Elon Musk on X reveals Optimus Gen-2’s significant upgrades since its prototype debut at Tesla’s AI day. In said video, the humanoid robot can be seen dancing, doing squats, and delicately moving eggs from a carton to a boiler.

While it might not sound much, these are impressive breakthroughs for Optimus Gen-2 especially as it was not that long ago since Tesla released a video of Optimus doing yoga and sorting blocks.

The latest version of Optimus Gen-2 showed upgrades in torque sensing, articulated toe sections, and enhanced human foot geometry. The video also shows just how Optimus Gen-2’s balance and full body control have improved as it performed more advanced movements for humanoid robots and arguably, for other people as well.

Tesla's Optimus Gen-2 Shows Significant Dexterity and Movements Upgrades In Its Latest Video

Perhaps the most impressive upgrade that Optimus Gen-2 showed was its dexterity, particularly when it comes to finger and hand movement. The sheer fact that it can pick up a fragile egg and boil it without breaking shows that Optimus Gen-2 has enhanced dexterity and manipulation capabilities that no other humanoid robot has exhibited so far.

This also means that Optimus Gen-2 is now equipped with tactile sensing on all fingers, and we can only imagine how this might come in handy when it goes to market to join the workforce.

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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