Ten days from now, a working prototype of the Tesla Optimus Bot is expected to take center stage at Artificial Intelligence Day to be held in Palo Alto, California. While Dojo updates and other full self-driving news are expected to be revealed, the most talked about topic is the Tesla Optimus Bot announced during last year’s AI Day event.
Tesla fans, customers, critics, skeptics, and contributors had their thoughts on Optimus Bot and in an interview with ReutersA few skeptics shared their thoughts. Some included what the bot should do and others touched on the idea that it wasn’t exciting enough for investors.
Arizona State University professor Nancy Cook said Tesla needs to show that the robot makes multiple unscripted movements. If Tesla can do that, it could increase inventory.
“If you make the robot walk around, or make the robots dance, that’s already done. It’s not that impressive,” she said. Reuters.
Jane Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures, said investors weren’t excited about the bot; Adding that the probability of it operating on a large scale is low and that it is “infinitely more difficult than self-driving cars”.
Despite this with the Tesla bot, Loup Ventures believes Tesla’s second AI day is a win for the company. Loup Ventures said in its post that the odds of seeing a working Optimus Bot prototype are low, but it sees Tesla identifying the long-term hurdles related to the bot and its market.
Sean Azimi, NASA engineering team leader for the Skilled Robotics Team, compares the challenges of self-driving cars to the potential challenges of humanoid robots.
“Self-driving cars haven’t really proven to be as easy as anyone thinks. It’s the same way with robots to some extent.
“If something unexpected happens, resilience and strength in the face of these kinds of changes is very difficult.”
Elon Musk recently wrote an article that was published in a newspaper Chinese cyberspace The magazine covered a variety of topics including Android Tesla. In the article, Elon Musk said the Optimus Bot is designed to replace human labor with repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks.
“Tesla Bots were initially set up to replace people with repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks. But the vision is for them to serve millions of families, such as cooking, mowing the lawn, and caring for the elderly,” Elon Musk wrote.
Some examples of repetitive tasks that might attract some skeptics include displaying the ingenuity of the robot’s hands. For example, stitching a stitch into fabric, drawing something small and big, writing on a notebook, or even wrapping a sprained ankle with an ACE bandage.
Perhaps opening AI Day with the robot driving a Tesla Cybertruck on stage with Elon in the passenger seat is just as fun.
Are you skeptical of Tesla’s Optimus Bot? If so, what do you think a prototype should be able to do to win you over? Do you think Tesla will be able to unveil a prototype that does more than just walk or give someone a flower as the Xiaomi CyberOne did last month? Let us know in the comments.
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