In October 2022, Elon Musk showed the first prototype of the robot that Tesla is working on. Today we saw its latest version, Optimus gen 2.
Tesla continues to work on the Optimus robot. Elon Musk presented it for the first time in October last year. Then, during the conference, a very early prototype of the robot came on stage, waved to the audience and left the stage. On December 13, 2023, we saw a promotional video of the final product.
Optimus from Tesla
Measuring 1.83 meters, the robot can carry up to 20 kg and weighs just under 57 kilograms. It will move at a speed of up to 8 km/h (comfortable human gait is approximately 5-6 km/h). The 2.3 kWh battery will allow Optimus to operate for 24 hours without charging – this is what we learned about the first version of the robot.
Now Tesla has presented the second generation, which looks much better and has improved parameters. As we learn from the presentation, the second generation Optimus will be equipped with new sensors designed by Tesla, an improved neck and will be able to walk 30 percent faster. faster than its predecessor. According to Tesla, the company also managed to reduce the weight of Optimus without compromising quality.
The robot will better control its “body” and maintain balance better. His hands are equipped with new sensors in his “fingers” that will allow him to move even very delicate objects.
Tesla’s Optimus will ‘blow your brains’
– We still have a lot of work ahead of us to refine Optimus and prove the importance of this concept. I think in five to ten years this will be an amazing machine. It will blow your brains – Elon Musk said in October 2022.
It seems that the robot has been refined so much that the company wanted to boast about its progress. The second generation of the robot resembles a human even more and is covered with a completely new “skin”, which the first prototype did not have. From the video we learn that we will learn more details in the near future.