Friday 30 September 2022 05:41 PM Tesla AI Day: Elon Musk teases the Optimus robot, self-driving updates and ... trends now

Friday 30 September 2022 05:41 PM Tesla AI Day: Elon Musk teases the Optimus robot, self-driving updates and ... trends now
Friday 30 September 2022 05:41 PM Tesla AI Day: Elon Musk teases the Optimus robot, self-driving updates and ... trends now

Friday 30 September 2022 05:41 PM Tesla AI Day: Elon Musk teases the Optimus robot, self-driving updates and ... trends now

After months of tweets and teases, Elon Musk is attempting to manage expectations ahead of Tesla’s AI Day tonight.

The tech company's humanoid Optimus robot - teased at last year's artificial intelligence event by a person in a spandex costume - is expected to be the star of the show. Tesla on Friday morning shared a short clip of a pair of robotic hands making a heart shape. 

The Tesla CEO said that people can expect ‘lots of technical detail and cool hardware demos’ at the Palo Alto, California event that’s being livestreamed beginning at 5 pm Pacific Time.

Whatever the state of the robot prototype, it has massive implications for everything from manufacturing to domestic life, the service industry, healthcare and more.

'If you say, what is the economy? At the foundation it is labor. So what happens when there is no shortage of labor?' Musk said onstage at last year’s AI Day. 'Is there any actual limit to the economy? Maybe not.' 

The tech company's humanoid Optimus robot - teased at last year's artificial intelligence event by a person in a spandex costume - is expected to be the star of Tesla AI Day. Tesla on Friday morning shared a short clip of a pair of robotic hands making a heart shape

The tech company's humanoid Optimus robot - teased at last year's artificial intelligence event by a person in a spandex costume - is expected to be the star of Tesla AI Day. Tesla on Friday morning shared a short clip of a pair of robotic hands making a heart shape

Musk tweeted this week: ‘Note, this event is meant for recruiting AI & robotics engineers, so will be highly technical. As well as advanced chip & supercomputer engineers for next-gen training & inference.’

The world's wealthiest person also replied to a tweet from someone who listed the following ‘predicted reactions’ to Tesla AI Day:

'Media and analysts: ‘Disappointing, a distraction’. The masses: ‘Can I fk it?’. TSLAQ: Stock pump, Elon’s a fraud, also I’m a virgin and I hate myself’. AI/Robotics experts: (the sweat droplet emoji). $TSLA retail investors: (multiple sweat droplet emojis)'

Musk responded: ‘Pretty much. AI/robotics engineers who understand what problems need to be solved will like what they see.’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (above) tweeted this week: ‘Note, this event is meant for recruiting AI & robotics engineers, so will be highly technical. As well as advanced chip & supercomputer engineers for next-gen training & inference'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (above) tweeted this week: ‘Note, this event is meant for recruiting AI & robotics engineers, so will be highly technical. As well as advanced chip & supercomputer engineers for next-gen training & inference'

Whatever state the robot prototype is in, it has massive implications for everything from manufacturing to domestic life, the service industry, healthcare and more

Whatever state the robot prototype is in, it has massive implications for everything from manufacturing to domestic life, the service industry, healthcare and more

'If you say, what is the economy? At the foundation it is labor. So what happens when there is no shortage of labor?' Musk said onstage at last year’s AI Day. 'Is there any actual limit to the economy? Maybe not'

'If you say, what is the economy? At the foundation it is labor. So what happens when there is no shortage of labor?' Musk said onstage at last year’s AI Day. 'Is there any actual limit to the economy? Maybe not'

Beyond the key topics below, and the ongoing legal saga over Musk’s desire to pull out of his planned $44 billion Twitter buyout, Wall Street and tech-watchers will be looking for any clues about Tesla’s financial health.

‘We think it will take a lot to divert attention away from the impending trial over Musk's proposed acquisition of Twitter,’ Garrett Nelson, vice president of equity research at CFRA Research, told IBD.

‘We expect the updates to be longer-term in focus, but investors will listen for any clues regarding its Q3 results, such as whether it has been adversely affected by operational and cost issues similar to those disclosed by Ford last week.’

What do we know about Tesla Optimus?

Originally called Tesla Bot, Elon Musk announced the humanoid robot at AI Day in August 2021

The robot would stand 5'8 and weigh 125 pounds

It will move at 5 mph, deadlift 125 pounds and carry 45 pounds

Tesla Optimus will have human-like hands and feet and sensors for eyes

The bot will be 'friendly' to humans

Humans will also be able to outrun and overpower the robots if needed 

The robot will be able to perform tasks that are repetitive or boring, but could also serve as a companion 

Tesla is set to unveil a prototype of the robot September 30 at AI Day 

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Optimus, also known as Tesla Bot

The humanoid robot, which is intended for industrial and domestic uses, will debut at AI Day September 30 after first being announced at AI Day in August 2021.

'Tesla Bots are initially positioned to replace people in repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks. But the vision is for them to serve millions of households, such as cooking, mowing lawns, and caring for the elderly,' Musk wrote in the essay published in China Cyberspace magazine.

'The

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