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June 25, 2022 | 3 comments
Named ‘Optimus’, the Tesla-developed robot has the potential to automate the workplace – and even the home.
Designed to carry out “dangerous and boring” tasks in factories and other workplace settings, Optimus will be capable of carrying loads of up to 20kg and can also perform a number of other simple tasks.
Measuring 173 cm tall and weighing 57 kg, it will be able to walk at around 5 mph and is programmed with an artificial intelligence to help it navigate and carry out its duties.
If this all sounds a bit disconcerting, then that’s because it is – there are countless science fiction movies involving humanoid robots that have run amok after rebelling against their creators.
Optimus will even look the part – resembling something out of the movie I, Robot.
Now according to Elon Musk, the new robot – which was announced last year – will be unveiled at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’ on September 30.
The version that will be on show will just be a prototype, however it will give us our first glimpse of this unnerving contraption and perhaps offer the chance to see it walking around and performing tasks.
Eventually, robots like this one could even become a staple inside the home – offering a way to carry out boring house tasks such as vacuuming while also serving as an AI companion.
What could possibly go wrong ?
Source: Mail Online | Comments (3)