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Experts Unimpressed With Tesla’s Humanoid Robots – AP

Elon Musk said people may be able to buy one for less than $20,000 “within three to five years”, but robotics experts felt Tesla was nowhere close to making robots that can do useful things


An early prototype of Tesla’s humanoid robot waved to the audience and raised its knees at an artificial intelligence event in Silicon Valley organised by the group on Friday, according to a report by Associated Press, but the response was mixed as it failed to impress experts and gave little evidence “that Optimus was any more intelligent that robots developed by other companies and researchers”.



Founder Elon Musk said Optimus was a work in progress and that people can probably buy one for less than $20,000 “within three to five years”, but “experts in the robotics field were skeptical that Tesla is anywhere near close to rolling out legions of human-like home robots that can do the ‘useful things’, the report said.

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years.


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