A tweet posted on June 3 by the multi-billionaire indeed suggested that a first functional prototype could be presented on September 30, on the occasion of theAI Day, the day of artificial intelligence, organized by Tesla. This tweet has since been followed by many other statements and over the course of conferences and presentations, the silhouette ofOptimus began to emerge more and more clearly.
Measuring 1 meter 77, the robot could as well be a human hidden in a suit and wearing a helmet of the daft-punk. Its body is dressed in white and gray and the upper part of its body, above the shoulders, is covered with a black mesh which probably hides its speakers. Optimus’ face is presented as an elegant smooth surface of deep black, a screen which, when the robot is switched on, will serve as an interface with its user.
Optimus weighs just over 56 kilos and will have a top speed of 8 km/h, halfway between walking and running. His neck, his legs, and his arms are mobile and can be used to transport objects of 20 kilos and to lift loads of up to 68 kilos. Well, no luck, if we are to believe an exchange of tweets between Elon Musk and Youtuber Dave Lee, the prototype will absolutely not look like the images ofthat have circulated so far. It’s hard to tell right now if it’s because it’s in draft form, because the team has completely overhauled its design, or if it’s just an empty statement. , intended to cover their tracks.
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