Tesla reveals a picture of a robot’s hands, forming a shape of a heart. It looks like the company is giving a clue about its upcoming robot, the Optimus Bot prototype. Tesla AI day is going to be held soon this year. Last year it didn’t have a prototype, but there will be one this year. It was also stated by Elon Musk that the prototype will be ready by September 30th this year.
Last year someone dressed up as a robot came out and danced on stage. Musk has said several times that the Optimus Bot will become a valuable part of the company. During Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call, Musk mentioned this. “I was surprised that people do not realize the magnitude of the Optimus robot program. The importance of Optimus will become apparent in the coming years. Those who are insightful or who listen carefully will understand that Optimus ultimately will be worth more than the car business and worth more than full self-driving, that’s my firm belief.” He also echoed this thought during Tesla’s Cyber Roundup last night.
When Tesla shared its graphic for AI Day last year, it gave a visual hint as to what Dojo would look like. It wasn’t clear what the graphic was until Dojo was presented. In this year’s banner, There is a pair of robotic hands forming a heart. Although this is a cute graphic that would go great on merch, especially for Valentine’s Day, Tesla is known for giving out little hints.
Regardless of the reason behind it, the hands are visible and the company has a prototype in hand. That is a big step forward in itself. (Of course, the hands could be a graphic, but there are high chances that’s how the prototype will look like). It has been almost a year since Tesla announced that it is going to work on an AI Robot. For Tesla’s Optimus Bot to do the tasks that humans find dangerous, boring, or unenjoyable, the bot will need to have hands that are extremely similar to that of a human. Human hands are very dexterous and can do a lot. We often take advantage of them.
Tesla Bot hands…
AI Day II is going to be bonkers!!! pic.twitter.com/WNXyOnru7l
— Tesla Hype (@TeslaHype) August 4, 2022
Our hands can do a lot from typing, cooking, and writing to self-defense, art and so much more. Whether or not this is a graphic or an actual image of the Optimus Bot’s hands turned into a graphic, Tesla’s AI Day part 2 will be very educational.