Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the second generation of the company’s humanoid robot, Optimus, in a video posted on X. Tesla’s accompanying statement highlighted that Optimus Gen-2 boasts a 30% increase in speed compared to the May prototype and weighs 10 kg less without any compromises.
Tesla also asserted that Optimus had undergone several technical enhancements, including refined torque sensing, articulated toe sections, and improved human geometry.
In the later segment of the video, Optimus Gen-2 demonstrates its capabilities by performing squats in a gym, attributed by Tesla to the humanoid’s enhanced balance and full-body control.
Additionally, the footage shows Optimus Gen-2 delicately transferring eggs from a carton to an egg boiler, made feasible by the humanoid’s new hands equipped with “tactile sensing on all fingers.”
It was back in 2022, during Tesla’s AI Day when Elon Musk first unveiled two prototypes of Optimus. He was confident that the robots would serve humanity in a good way and likely change the socio-economical structures. With an advanced version of Optimus has been unveiled, it is likely to be seen if his predictions come true.