What is known about Tesla’s humanoid robot?

What is known about Tesla’s humanoid robot?
What is known about Tesla’s humanoid robot?
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Elon Musk shared on his X account this Wednesday (31), a new video of one of Tesla’s most recent robotic projects. In the publication it is possible to see Optimus Gen 2, a humanoid robot, walking through a room full of technicians. However, in the caption of the post, the billionaire wrote: “Going for a walk with Optimus”.

Also known as Optimus Bot 2.0, the robot aims to be used in various environments and services

Photo: Reproduction/X/Elon Musk/Canaltech / Perfil Brasil

Also known as Optimus Bot 2.0, people will be able to use it in various environments and services, such as construction, healthcare, manufacturing and entertainment. The project has been developed since 2021 by Tesla’s robot division and so far Optimus has been presenting satisfactory results.

The owner of Tesla and X clarified in the post that the robot “you still can’t do this autonomously, but you will certainly be able to do it completely autonomously and in an arbitrary environment (you won’t need a fixed table with a box that only has a t-shirt)”.

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

At first, Musk presented Tesla’s humanoid robot in 2022, but the robot just went on stage and waved to the audience. At the time, the billionaire recalled that the team was only on the first version of the machine and that they would still make improvements

Improvements made to the humanoid robot

One of the Tesla engineers working with Optimus — also called Tesla Bot — described the improvements made throughout 2023.

“We went from an exploratory prototype (Bumblebee/cee) to a more stable platform designed by Tesla (Optimus Gen-1). We improved our locomotion, walking frequently outside the gantry without falling and with a faster and increasingly more human gait. a very low latency, high fidelity teleoperation system used to collect AI training data from the bot that imitates humans performing certain tasks”published the engineer Milan Kovac.

“We have designed, trained and deployed some of the first end-to-end neural networks for humanoid robots ever seen to autonomously perform tasks that require coordinated control of the humanoid torso, arms and finger-filled hands. We have designed and built yet another updated version of the robot (Optimus Gen-2), adding an articulated neck, revamped hands with tactile sensing, and tighter integration of harnesses, actuators, and electronics.”he added.

* Under the supervision of Lilian Coelho

The article is in Portuguese

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