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Elon Musk Says Tesla May Have ‘Optimus’ Robot Prototype Within Months

Elon Musk presents the Tesla Bot during their AI Day livestream.
Elon Musk presents the Tesla Bot during their AI Day livestream.Source: Tesla Inc.

Tesla Inc. may have a functioning humanoid robot up and running within months, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Twitter, as he postponed the electric carmaker’s second AI Day until Sept. 30 for that reason.

Optimus, first introduced in August 2021 during Tesla’s inaugural AI Day, is a human-sized robot Musk envisions will be able to perform mundane tasks like grocery shopping.