Tesla bot shown working at a factory

Tesla bot shown working at a factory

/ 09:56 AM May 07, 2024

The Tesla Optimus X account recently shared a video of the humanoid robot organizing battery cells.

Watch the video below and you’ll see the Optimus bot picking up batteries and putting them into boxes neatly. 

Later, the clip reveals 12 bots training side-by-side with human trainers. The robots are emulating their flesh and blood counterparts to perform manual tasks. 


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The video also shows the Tesla bot walking around an office without tethering to numerous cables. 

Senior Staff Software Engineer Julian Ibarz explained how he and his team improved the Optimus robot to perform these tasks: 

“We improved the reliability of our learned behaviors across our fleet and decided to bring a few robots in the factory to perform a real useful task: sort batteries around.”

“The autonomous behavior you see below can run on the robot for hours until we need to recharge the battery.”

Most may scoff at these menial activities. However, the Tesla bot’s steps are significant milestones in developing robots that can take over manual labor worldwide. 

For example, the US-based tech firm Agility Robotics stated it will open the world’s first humanoid robot factory next year.


CEO Damion Shelton calls it the “RoboFab,” a 70,000-square-foot facility that will mass produce its first humanoid robots called Digit. Also, CNBC says it will manufacture 10,000 units annually.

The news outlet also asked the company if its technology could “steal jobs” from people. In response, Shelton claimed many warehouse and factory workers retired or left the industry.

His Digit robots could help logistics and manufacturing companies to meet rising demand. They can walk on two legs and raise or lower their torsos to reach shelves.

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The CEO claims these bots could work as “robotic co-workers” and “fill millions of unmet roles that human beings don’t want.”

TOPICS: Robot, technology
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