Elon Musk Reveals Humanoid Robot
Elon Musk has been working on an advanced humanoid robot that can perform a variety of tasks, and he finally showed it off to the public today at Tesla’s AI Day 2022. The new robot has come to be known as Optimus Prime, and it is unlike anything else the world has seen before — perhaps it even goes beyond any human capability. But, if there’s one thing we can learn from the latest generation of robots, it’s that they are here to stay and will soon become an integral part of everyday life.
A Brief History of Robots
In the late 1800's, a Czech inventor created a mechanical man called The Doll. Unfortunately, this invention was not what we would consider an actual robot. It was simply a human figure that could move its head, blink its eyes and swing its arms. This is not to say that the inventor didn’t deserve credit for his accomplishment.
After all, it had taken him seven years to create the life-sized doll. But it wasn’t until 1927 when Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote about artificial people in a play titled RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots) that robots became popularized in fiction stories.
In 1921, scientist Rossum began creating artificial humans who were designed to perform labor and other tasks too tedious or mundane for humans to do themselves.
Elon Musk Demonstrates His Humanoid Robot
At Tesla’s 2022 AI Day, Mr. Musk, who is also the co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX, premiered his newest project — an advanced humanoid robot called The Boring Company. This is not the first time that Mr. Musk has created a humanoid robot.
In fact, one of his earlier robots was named Sophia and she made headlines last year when she proclaimed herself to be more than just a pretty face. Mr. Musks’ newest creation is different though because it was developed with industrial uses in mind and resembles a human being more closely than its predecessors.
How Did the Demonstration Go?
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, unveiled his latest creation, a humanoid robot called the Optimus Prime. The demonstration was quite successful as it…