Elon Musk Unveils Video of Tesla’s New Humanoid Robot—Showcases Dance Moves and Egg-Boiling Skills
Written by Sanjay Kumar
- Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s upgraded humanoid robot, Optimus Gen 2, showcasing improved speed, balance, and even the ability to boil eggs.
- In a surprising twist, two Optimus Gen 2 robots demonstrate synchronized dance moves, highlighting their enhanced agility.
- Tesla’s humanoid vision takes a leap as Elon Musk foresees Optimus Gen 2 transforming the economy, set to join manufacturing operations soon.
In a groundbreaking development, Elon Musk showcased Tesla’s Optimus Gen 2, a revamped version of the humanoid robot, in a video shared on X. The upgraded Optimus Gen 2 exhibits significant enhancements, promising to redefine the landscape of autonomous machines.
The Optimus Gen 2 boasts a sleeker design, weighing 10 kg (22 lb) less than its predecessor, and operates 30% faster with smoother and more refined movements. Notably, the humanoid’s hands now feature tactile sensing on all fingers, enabling it to perform intricate tasks with precision.
In the demo video, the Optimus Gen 2 showcased its prowess at a Tesla factory, engaging in tasks such as squats, thanks to improved balance and full-body control. Most notably, the humanoid demonstrated its versatility by boiling eggs, highlighting the advanced functionality of its new hands.
Towards the end of the video, Elon Musk revealed a surprise element as two Optimus Gen 2 robots engaged in a synchronized dance, showcasing the agility and coordination achieved through technical upgrades.
Tesla emphasized key technical improvements, including enhanced torque sensing, articulated toe sections, and refined foot geometry. The company envisions the Optimus Gen 2 as a solution to replace humans in performing unsafe or mundane tasks.
Tesla plans to integrate the humanoid robot into its manufacturing operations shortly. The company’s commitment to this vision is underscored by ongoing recruitment efforts across various engineering disciplines to tackle the complex challenges associated with developing autonomous software stacks.
Elon Musk, in a shareholder meeting, expressed his belief that the humanoid robot would bring about a fundamental transformation in civilization by reshaping economic dynamics. He envisions a future where labor shortages become obsolete, marking a revolutionary shift in societal norms.
This isn’t the first glimpse of Tesla’s humanoid capabilities. A few months prior, the company released a video featuring the robot autonomously performing tasks like yoga and sorting blocks by color, showcasing its multifunctional capabilities.
As Tesla continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation, the Optimus Gen 2 stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to shaping a future where humanoid robots play a pivotal role in revolutionizing the workforce.
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