However humanoid robots are potential. Aitken mentions these at present being developed by firms like Boston Dynamics: fashions which are sometimes designed for a sure repetitive activity or sequence of actions.
“These are very, very succesful robots, designed for very, very particular functions,” he mentioned. “They are not utilized in a really skillful manufacturing course of, which is what we envision in Tesla phrases.”
Aitken means that humanoid robots are in all probability not suited to the challenges of many manufacturing processes.
“What anxious me essentially the most studying a number of the information about this was that Musk was speaking about lifting and carrying and shifting issues,” Aitken mentioned. “I perceive the explanations behind that: it is the type of stuff you wish to do within the fabrication store. However I do not perceive why you would not try this with current wheeled robots.
Strathearn mentioned if we see a construct of Optimus on September 30, it is necessary to do not forget that it is a prototype.
“What [Musk] means by prototype right here that it's most definitely a really early-stage robotic managed partially, if not completely, by a human operator,” Strathearn mentioned. “If absolutely automated, it is going to be in a really managed setting with markers laid out for path planning and motion planning.”
He added that regardless of the hype, some realism is required.
“Anyway, do not count on to have one in your home anytime quickly,” he mentioned, “and when you do, he will not be washing dishes or cooking for you.” ●