Optimus, also known as Tesla Bot, is a conceptual general-purpose robotic humanoid under development by Tesla, Inc.Optimus can now sort objects autonomously. Its neural network is trained fully end-to-end: video in, controls out.
Optimus can self-calibrate its arms and legs using only vision and joint position encoding that allows it to precisely locate its limbs in space.
Once calibrated correctly, the robot can learn to do various tasks more efficiently, like autonomously sorting blocks by color, as well as repositioning them correctly if they’re not placed upright on the trays.Tesla Bot is planned to measure 173 cm tall and weigh 57 kg.
According to the presentation made during the first AI Day event, a Tesla Bot will be “controlled by the same AI system Tesla is developing for the advanced driver-assistance system used in its cars” and have a carrying capacity of 20 kg. Proposed tasks for the product are ones that are “dangerous, repetitive and boring”, such as providing manufacturing assistance.