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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