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Tesla has released new footage showing off its Tesla bots, which now appear to be able to walk steadily, pick up items, and recognize objects. The video was presented by Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the company’s shareholder meeting.
The video showcases some notable updates made to the Tesla Bot project. This includes improved motor torque control, artificial intelligence (AI) learning based on human-tracked movements, and object manipulation capabilities. More importantly, humanoid robots can now walk in a straight line without the need for assistance from Tesla personnel.
In one demo, a Tesla bot retrieved objects from one container and then placed them in another, demonstrating a potential use case for robots that perform human-like tasks. This action served as an example of how bot AI can be trained through human demonstrations.
Multiple fully Tesla-made Bots now walking around & learning about the real world
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Humanoid robots were first unveiled at Tesla AI Day 2022 back in October. At that time, the robot could barely walk forward, showing off its innards. Another, fuller version was also shown, but it needed the help of the staff to stay on its feet.
Various netizens reacted to the new footage, with some congratulating Tesla on the new milestone, while others threatened to beat the robot if they saw it on the streets.
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The demonstration of the new robot came just days after Musk announced he was stepping down as CEO on Twitter. On May 11, Musk said he would become Twitter’s executive chairman and chief technology officer, saying he would shift his focus to products, software, and system operations.
Musk will succeed Linda Iaccarino as CEO of Twitter. On May 12, the billionaire announced that he was looking forward to working with Iaccarino to transform the platform into “X, the Universal App.”