“Are those magazines on TeslaBot’s side battery cells?”
That’s the question being asked in a new video of Optimus, the humanoid robot that Tesla unveiled at its annual shareholder meeting at the company’s Gigafactory in Texas on April 16메이저사이트.
This is the third time Tesla has unveiled Optimus. Tesla CEO Elon Musk first showed it off at AI Day last September. At the time, Musk said, “We plan to mass produce it in three to five years at a price point of $20,000 (about $2,670).” Tesla then released a video of Optimus at its Investor Day event in March.
Tesla released a new video of its humanoid robot, Optimus, on March 16 (local time). It picks up an object with a human-like hand and places it in a box next to it. /Photo=Tesla YouTube
There are a total of five Optimus robots in the video. It walks naturally in and around the factory, picking up objects with its hands and placing them in boxes. This is a much more natural look than last year’s unveiling, when it barely walked on stage. The design is also much sleeker. Gone are the cables connecting the robot to the ceiling.
The robot that Tesla unveiled last year came in two forms. One was the platform for TeslaBot, with all its internal circuits and wires visible. The other was the Optimus prototype, which was immobile at the time. This is the same product as Tesla Robot, which was introduced for the first time in Korea at the ‘2023 Seoul Mobility Show’ in March. In the video, the prototype succeeded in walking after eight months.
Bumble-Cee, the Tesla bot platform that Tesla first unveiled at the ‘AI Day’ event in September last year. /Photo=Tesla YouTube
Tesla employees were also shown training the Optimus AI. Musk said Optimus’ AI uses the same system as Tesla’s self-driving software, FSD. Tesla’s self-driving system is a “Heavily Vision-based Approach” that relies on cameras and AI. The AI is trained on data from the driver’s driving.
The newly unveiled TeslaBot also features a magazine-like cell on the inside of its body. This is where the battery pack is said to be housed. Tesla fans have speculated that this could be a “4680 battery” cell, a next-generation battery. The 4680 battery is being mass-produced by Tesla, Panasonic, and LG Energy Solutions.
Last year, Tesla said it was working on equipping the Optimus with a smaller battery pack with a capacity of 2.3 kWh, allowing it to run all day on a single charge. That’s 4 percent of the Model 3’s standard battery capacity (60 kWh).
A new video of the humanoid robot Optimus released by Tesla on Sept. 16. Five Optimus walk in front of a Tesla Cybertruck, which is expected to launch later this year. /Photo: Tesla YouTube
“In the future, there will be 10 to 20 billion robots like Optimus,” Musk said, predicting a time when there will be two robots per person. “I believe most of Tesla’s long-term value will come from robots,” he said. “The Optimus team is doing a great job,” he tweeted on July 17.