Elon Musk is eager to unveil Optimus, the humanoid robot where people can download their personality.
The Tesla CEO is decades ahead of the rest of the world.
Elon Musk's experiments with artificial Intelligence (AI) just took a wild turn that leaves us puzzled, to day the least. Last year, he had previously presented the Tesla Bot.
A humanoid-shaped robot with capabilities that came from his car technology company. He promised to deliver the first actual prototype before the end of 2022 and begin production on a moderate number of models for sale in 2023. But what shocked us even more is Optimus, a perfected humanoid robot that will have the capabilities to have the personality of its owner.
A humanoid robot is a robot resembling the human body in shape. The design may be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or for other purposes.
If you buy one of these humanoid robots, you will be able to download many of your traits to it and make it behave like you do. Sounds creepy but that's where technology has gotten us thus far.
Humanoid robots are happening. The rate of advancement of AI is very rapid. Optimus is a general purpose, sort of worker-droid. The initial role must be in work that is repetitive, boring, or dangerous. Basically, work that people don't want to do. We could download the things that we believe make ourselves so unique. Now, of course, if you're not in that body anymore, that is definitely going to be a difference, but as far as preserving our memories, our personality, I think we could do that. Humanity has designed the world to interact with a bipedal humanoid with two arms and ten fingers. So if you want to have a robot fit in and be able to do things that humans can do, it must be approximately the same size and shape and capability.
Elon Musk during an interview with Business Insider
Although Optimus still seems like a project for the future, the Tesla Bots are hitting the market in 2023.
Knowing how quickly Elon Musk tends to grill his workers, we completely believe in his time frames for delivery. At 5-foot-8 and 125 pounds, the Tesla Bot will have similar capabilities to the actual cars. It will basically be a walking computer who will also be able to perform physical activities. In its face there's a screen that will present all the information the owner needs. Physically, they will be capable of deadlifting 150 pounds and carry about 45 pounds. However, they will walk painfully slow at only 5mph. Although these mechanical limitations were put in place on purpose in order to remain unable to harm humans.
The future is here, we only hope it's not a Skynet scenario where robots take over the world.