Tesla put a lot of resources and efforts on hold and postponed several projects to develop its humanoid robots. This electric car manufacturer specifically recruits programmers to develop a humanoid robot called the Tesla Bot or Optimus. Tesla hopes to employ thousands of humanoid robots at its factories.
In the InsideEVs report, Tesla did not say exactly when the plan would be realized.
The company has publicly acknowledged that it plans to use thousands of humanoid robots to perform “tasks” at its factories in the future.
“On the path to building humanoid robots at scale to automate repetitive and tedious tasks. At the heart of the Tesla Bot, is motion planning which presents a unique opportunity to work on advanced algorithms for motion planning and navigation culminating in their application to real-world production applications. most importantly, you will see your work repeatedly submitted and used by thousands of Humanoid Robots within our factories,” Tesla said in the job advertisement.
In less than a week, the company will hold an event called Tesla AI Day for the second time on September 30, 2022.
In a tweet earlier this past June, Elon Musk announced the reason why Tesla AI Day #2 was postponed from its planned original date of August 19 to September 30.
Musk said the postponement of this date would give Tesla time to prepare the Optimus prototype for public demonstrations. Tesla will also showcase its latest advances in artificial intelligence, such as Full Self-Driving, the Dojo supercomputer and more.
“Tesla AI Day is pushed to September 30, as we may have a working Optimus prototype by then,” Musk wrote in a tweet earlier this past June.
The Optimus robot was first introduced at the Tesla AI Day 2021 event. Optimus is a human-sized robot that can perform human tasks such as shopping for groceries.
According to Elon Musk’s presentation at Tesla AI Day 2021, Optimus is 173 cm tall and weighs 57 kg.