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Tesla shows off a real walking Optimus robot on stage – Engadget

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Tesla Optimus Robot

Elon Musk revealed at last year’s Tesla AI Day event that the company was developing the Optimus robot, and after a year of development, a walking prototype was already available at this year’s AI Day.The pace of such development is not unpleasant, and being able to walk on its own without cables is quite an achievement, but it seems that Tesla’s robot is far from the distance in terms of speed or flexibility. Boston Dynamics 的 Atlas Still a little distance.

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla’s Optimus is mainly to assist humans in the workplace, and the built-in 2.3kWh battery pack will be able to provide “one-day work” needs. According to Tesla senior mechanical design engineer Lizzie Miskovetz, on Tesla’s robotics platform, energy conservation is a priority for everything. This means making every effort to reduce the power consumption of the robot when it is in standby, and making every effort to reduce the weight of the robot’s hands and feet to reduce the burden on the motor. This includes minimizing the number of sensors and wires on the ends of the limbs, and replacing some of the metal parts with plastic.

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla Optimus Robot

Optimus will be equipped with Autopilot software and hardware dedicated to the humanoid robot platform, which can process visual information in real time, integrate multiple sensor contents, and make real-time judgments, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and mobile network to be responsible for communication functions. Its human-like hand design has five fingers, including the thumb, and can hold objects with high force while maintaining precise control over small objects. Each hand has 6 brakes to provide 11 degrees of freedom, as well as a mechanism that “locks” the fingers, allowing it to maintain grip after gripping objects without having to keep turning on the motors.

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla believes that the current robot has reached “usable”, but it is still a long way from “useful”. Tesla engineers hope to have a full “production” robot in the next few weeks and start exploring the various types of jobs it can perform. Ultimately, Tesla hopes to reduce the cost of the robot through mass production, which may eventually be reduced to a price of less than US$20,000.

Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla Optimus Robot

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