Tesla shares impressive Optimus updates in six-year milestone list

Tesla shares impressive Optimus updates in six-year milestone list

It appears that Tesla Optimus has reached a number of milestones this year so far. Based on a recent post on social media platform X by Tesla’s official account, Optimus has received a number of updates, and the humanoid robot is now operating autonomously in the factory. This is quite impressive, considering that 2024 is not even halfway done.

Tesla recently provided a list of milestones that the company has achieved since 2018 under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk. The list was posted on social media platform X as part of Tesla’s efforts to encourage shareholders to vote for the ratification of Elon Musk’s 2018 CEO Performance Award at the 2024 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.

While a number of the items listed by Tesla were indeed notable, such as the Model Y becoming the world’s best selling car by volume and the first deliveries the Cybertruck, industry watchers were quick to note that the electric vehicle maker included some interesting updates about Optimus in its list. As per Tesla, three major design revisions to Optimus and four revisions to the humanoid robot’s hands have been implemented in the last two years.

Even more interestingly, Optimus is now “autonomously navigating daily” in the company’s office and labs. Two Optimus bots have also been deployed at the factory, where they are performing tasks autonomously. Granted, these updates may simply refer to how Optimus was working autonomously at a cell line in a previous video demonstration, but they are still impressive nonetheless.

Optimus, after all, was only announced in 2021. At the time, Tesla only had a concept video of the humanoid robot, and it was not until 2022 that the company demonstrated its first working prototype. By mid-2023, Tesla’s humanoid robot prototypes could be seen operating quite smoothly, and before the year was over, the company unveiled its Optimus Gen 2 robot, which moves noticeably smoother and whose hands feature more articulation.

As per Elon Musk during Tesla’s Q1 earnings call, Optimus could enter limited production and work at the company’s factories before the end of 2024 and sell externally by the end of 2025. Musk also noted in a post on X that Optimus would receive hands with 22 degrees of freedom later this year. Such hands would likely provide Optimus with the capability to perform tasks with nearly the same proficiency as a human being.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest