Tesla has begun its commercial life as a manufacturer of electric cars, however, its future sights are to rise to the term technology company, since it wants to open a new front in its catalog of available gadgets. The next step for Americans is launch a humanoid robot on the market supported by several of the advances presented in electric vehicles, as Elon Musk himself announced a little less than a year ago. Now, the company has shown the image announcing the arrival of the “AI Day: Part 2”, where everything indicates that they will show news about their robot project.
The “AI Day” is a day selected in the calendar in which the brand presents all the technological advances related to artificial intelligence (hence the “AI Day”; day of artificial intelligence for its acronym in English). Earlier this year, Tesla announced that “AI Day: Part 2” would take place on August 19, 2022, the same date as the last edition, however, have been forced to delay said date until next September 30for which they already promise “many interesting updates”.
During AI Day 2021, Elon Musk himself showed Substantial progress for the coming years on autonomous driving in its electric cars and also presented the supercomputer called Dojo, among other novelties. However, much of the protagonism was taken by the announcement of the “Tesla Bot” a humanoid robot that is now titled as “Tesla Optimus”.
The aforementioned delay in the celebration of AI Day in 2022 is mainly due to the fact that, at Tesla, they hope to have a working Optimus prototype available by then. This was announced by the CEO of the company himself last June in response to the many questions that came to him about the celebration of the new AI Day. Now, on the occasion of the annual meeting of shareholders, Tesla has published the image that announces the celebration of the eventwhich is presented as a declaration of intent.
During the presentation of the Tesla Bot last August 2021, Elon Musk assured that they expected to start production throughout the year 2023, which was a shock, since it was an extremely ambitious date for a project of such caliber. Additionally, he also expressed the company’s interest in this project over some other products. During Musk’s last speech, a few hours ago, he reiterated that he believes that the humanoid robot sector should become the most relevant business for the firm, even above its famous electric cars. “I suspect Optimus will be more valuable than the car in the long run.. It will turn the entire notion of economy upside down,” said the manager.
Elon Musk stated that This robot would be the solution to the labor shortage and it would create a change in the world economy in which it would serve as a support in reducing costs for manufacturing companies. For this, the company will take advantage of all its experience and knowledge in electronics, batteries and artificial intelligence to create the Tesla Optimus.
In the first instance, Optimus would be programmed to perform simple and repetitive tasks on assembly lines or even in the manufacture of Tesla’s electric models. With the passage of time they hope that his artificial intelligence will be developed to face a greater number of increasingly complex tasks.
However, although the Tesla Optimus has all the signs of becoming the protagonist of AI Day 2022, the truth is that news is also expected regarding the technology of the firm’s electric models, as an advance in autonomous driving or in their own hardware. On September 30, all doubts will be dispelled.