You Can Now Download Your Personality with Optimus; Elon Musk’s Humanoid Robot

Time and again, Elon Musk gets to be the man, years ahead of the world and he has always reassures himself of that position every now and then. His endless innovations have seen him maintain that position, as well as the position of the wealthiest person in the world, since 2021.

With the announcement of the Teslabot, also know as Optimus, Elon has taken his experiments with Artificial Intelligence to an unbelievable level. Optimus is a conceptual general purpose robotic humanoid planned by Tesla, Inc., unveiled at the company’s AI Day event on August 19, 2021 which Tesla CEO, Elon Musk claimed during the event that Tesla would likely build a prototype by 2022.

During the unveiling in 2021, ELon presented the humanoid-shaped robot with capabilities that from his car technology company, where he promised to unveil the first actual prototype in 2022 and to begin sales of models on a moderate scale in 2023.

The recent shocker is that now, Optimus is perfectly developed with the capabilities to have the personality of its owner. I know it sounds a bit weird but, if you purchase an Optimus, you’d be able to download many of your personal traits to it and make it behave just like you.

Quoting Elon Musk during an interview with Business Insider’s CEO, “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.”

Major Specs of the Teslabot

Giving the short-time frame between the unveiling and proposed sales, one could wonder the possibility of achieving so soon, a project that seems to be one for the future. But Elon Musk has the reputation of an achiever rather than that of a wishful thinker, he said crazy things about Tesla motors and delivered, same with SpaceX, so it won’t be unreasonable to give him the benefit of the doubts this time.

However, I can assure you that Elon and his workers would be working real hard this year to deliver models of the humanoid that would stand 5-feet8 tall and weigh 125 pounds, having similar capabilities with actual cars, just like in one of our favorites Sci-fi movies – Transformers! Ah-ha!! No wonder he named it Optimus, I’m guessing that’s after Optimus Prime. It is designed to be a working computer with the ability to perform actual physical activities. It has a facial monitor that will serve as the UI, displaying all the information the owner needs.

Physically, they will be capable to deadlift 150 pounds and carry about 45 pounds. However, they will walk painfully slow at only 5mph. Although these mechanical limitations were intentionally put in place for safety purposes, in order to ensure the Optimus remains unable to harm humans but, I can only say that this is just the beginning. Hopefully, we will not have terminators or a skynet scenario at our hands in the near future, where robots will outrun humans.

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