In the video update, the humanoid robot is shown walking steadily around a lab

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 27, 2024

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The announcement comes as Tesla gears up for Optimus’ commercialization
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Tesla has shared a new clip of its humanoid robot, Optimus, demonstrating its updated and improved walking capabilities.

In the clip, Optimus is shown walking around a factory space with the caption “getting my daily steps in.”

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The announcement is the latest in a spate of updates from the company as it gears up for Optimus’ commercialization. Musk told reporters in January there was a “good chance” the first units of Optimus would be shipped to customers this year, though an exact timeline has not been disclosed.

The previous update showed the robot without any external casing as it walked along a factory space, moving slightly more rigidly than in the latest update.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Musk wrote “going for a walk with Optimus.”

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Both videos feature the Optimus Gen 2, the robot’s second generation which Tesla said is lighter and faster than initial designs. Lead engineer Milan Kovac wrote on X that the second design has significant improvements in dexterity, locomotion and autonomous capabilities. 

“We’ve improved our locomotion stack, frequently walking off-gantry without falls and with a faster, increasingly more human-like walking gait,” Kovac wrote.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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