No Terminator, Musk teases ‘useful’ humanoid robot


Elon Musk says Tesla is designing Optimus robots to be produced at high rates, pushing the price lower than US$20,000. – AFP pic, October 1, 2022.

ELON Musk yesterday showed off the latest version of a humanoid robot that the world’s richest man said could one day eliminate poverty.

An Optimus prototype wheeled on stage during an annual Tesla AI Day presentation was mounted to a small platform. The robot, which remains a work-in-progress, waved to the audience and raised its knees.


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