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  • Writer's pictureSarah Ruivivar

Tesla Optimus: The Future of Autonomous Robotics

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Today, we're diving into the world of robotics with Tesla's latest humanoid marvel, the Tesla Optimus. This bipedal bot has been turning heads with its impressive advancements in autonomous learning and movement.

In a recent video demonstration, the Optimus showed off its ability to self-calibrate its arms and legs, and gain a better understanding of its movements. Thanks to visual sensors and joint encoders, the robot can accurately perceive the position of its limbs and their movements. This tech breakthrough allows the Optimus to sort and unsort different coloured blocks, even when humans try to distract it. It might sound simple, but it's a clear indication of the robot's ability to learn and adapt.

But that's not all! The Optimus also demonstrated its improved agility by executing a yoga tree pose with impressive stability. While there's still room for improvement, the Optimus is well on its way to performing complex poses like Warrior 3.

It's a significant leap from Tesla's second AI Day last year, where the Optimus struggled to walk unaided. Its hesitant and clumsy movements were a stark contrast to Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot, which effortlessly navigated an obstacle course.

Tesla hasn't provided a definitive timeline for the Optimus's commercial availability. However, Elon Musk has hinted that the robot, estimated to cost around $20,000, could hit the market within the next three to five years. Given the rapid advancements we're seeing, the Optimus might just make its grand debut sooner than we think. So, keep your eyes peeled for this game-changer in robotics!

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