Elon Musk shares video of robot walking “with entrails showing”

Elon Musk shares video of robot walking “with entrails showing”
Elon Musk shares video of robot walking “with entrails showing”
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Elon Musk shared, on his X (formerly Twitter) account last Tuesday (30), footage of one of Tesla’s most recent robotic projects — the Optimus Gen 2 humanoid robot, walking through a room full of technicians.

Very different from the performance shows with shiny and prepared automatons in luxurious environments, however, the record shows the machine “with its bones exposed”, leaving the internal gears and cables visible as it moves around a work shop.

The robot, also called Optimus Bot 2.0, is general purpose, meaning it is intended to be used in a variety of environments, from construction and healthcare to manufacturing and entertainment. The project was announced in 2021, and since then, a lot of progress has been made, as shown in the video above — although the walking is still quite slow, mechanical and stuck.

Optimus Gen 2 and Artificial Intelligence

The metallic humanoid Optimus is part of Tesla’s robotics division, and, as such, was built using an approach that preaches “artificial intelligence before all else”. This means that the device’s AI system comes first, coming to the hardware part later, which, according to experts, is the only way to make a bipedal robot that moves alone.

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Before this second version, Tesla had already built the Optimus Gen 1, which was also shown by the American billionaire on social media performing tasks. At the time, the robot was folding a t-shirt, but Musk later explained that the automaton was not able to do this on its own yet — although “it will certainly be able to do it in any environment in the future”.

Source: Interesting Engineering

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