Elon Musk bets big on a humanoid robot. Here’s what it will do and the rest of Tesla’s 2022 plans

Thursday - 27/01/2022 21:53
Musk said on Wednesday the robot "has the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time.”
Tesla aims to show off off a prototype humanoid robot this year.   -   Copyright  Tesla
Tesla aims to show off off a prototype humanoid robot this year. - Copyright Tesla

Tesla’s most important product development this year won’t be its electric vehicles.

Instead, the focus will be on a humanoid robot the company is building, which is being internally named “Optimus”, and the software for autonomous cars.

Tesla chief Elon Musk said during an earnings call on Wednesday that the robot is the “most important product development we’re doing this year”.

It isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the robot. It was first unveiled by Musk during Tesla’s AI Day event in August.

The company said the robot will be 5-foot-8-inch (1.73m) and weigh around 56kg. Its purpose is to take over dangerous tasks from humans.

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