Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’

by Fred Lambert

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”.

As expected, the event started with Tesla unveiling a working prototype of its humanoid robot – a project first announced at Tesla’s AI day in 2021.

There were two prototypes unveiled at the event.

Tesla started by unveiling Bumble C, which is the first version of the bot and it was developed with “semi off-the-shelves” actuators.

It served as a testing bed for Tesla’s first robot developed with in-house parts.

It didn’t do anything impressive on stage, but it was able to walk around and wave at the crowd.

Tesla did show some videos of the robot performing some tasks in a controlled environment to demonstrate some level of usefulness.

The automaker even showed the robot performing a task at an actual workstation at the Fremont factory.