Well, it looks like ole Elon Musk has just announced he’s changing the world…again. Seriously, the man has already changed how we think of space travel, electric cars and the Joe Rogan podcast, how much more can he change about the future? Well, his next target is the future of robotics. Tesla has just shown off their newest product, the Optimus robot who may just save humanity forever. The sky could be the limit with this Tesla creation.
Unlike last year when Musk brought on a silly actor in a weird robot suit, this year Musk actually showed off their robot and what it can do. Not only that but he made several over the top promises about just how Optimus would save the world. Its price, its timetable, its mass production expectations, its uses and its potential are all said by Musk to be as impressive as imaginable.
So what did actual experts in the field of robotics think? Well, the responses were both incredible positive and incredibly negative. Some thought that the presentation represented a HUGE shift in the future of robotics and potentially mankind. Others thought the entire presentation was “cringeworthy” and pretty much a giant roboscam. Then there are those of who think this is the first step towards the future we see in Terminator. Not like those in the robotics field haven’t heard that argument before though.