Tesla shared an update on the development of its humanoid robot named ‘Optimus.’
“Optimus can now sort objects autonomously,” Tesla Optimus posted.
“Its neural network is trained fully end-to-end: video in, controls out.”
“Optimus is now capable of self-calibrating its arms and legs,” the video read.
“Using only vision and joint position encoders, it can precisely locate its limbs in space. Accurately calibrated, Optimus learns various tasks more efficiently,” the video continued.
“Its neural net runs entirely on-board, using only vision. For example, it can sort these blocks by color fully autonomously. And it does so while dealing with the dynamic reality of our world,” it read.
“Optimus also demonstrates autonomous corrective action capabilities. It can be trained to conduct new tasks, such as un-sorting. And after a long day of work, time to stretch! Namaste,” the video concluded.
Optimus can now sort objects autonomously 🤖
Its neural network is trained fully end-to-end: video in, controls out.
Come join to help develop Optimus (& improve its yoga routine 🧘)
— Tesla Optimus (@Tesla_Optimus) September 23, 2023
“Progress,” Elon Musk said.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 24, 2023
Musk shared the video on his profile.
Interesting Engineering writes:
Tesla Optimus, the humanoid robot from Tesla, has shown remarkable progress in its latest video posted by the official Tesla Optimus account. The video reveals that TeslaBot is now running on the same end-to-end neural network as the Tesla cars, which can process video input and generate control output.
The video begins with the Tesla Bot aka the Optimus robot performing a self-calibration routine, which is essential for adapting to new environments. It then shows how TeslaBot can use its vision and joint position sensors to accurately locate its limbs in space, without relying on any external feedback. This enables TeslaBot to interact with objects and perform tasks with precision and dexterity.
One of the tasks that Optimus demonstrates is sorting blue and green blocks into matching trays. Tesla Optimus can grasp each block with ease and sort them at a human-like speed. It can also handle dynamic changes in the environment, such as when a human intervenes and moves the blocks around. TeslaBot can quickly adjust to the new situation and resume its task. It can also correct its own errors, such as when a block lands on its side and needs to be rotated.
The video also showcases Tesla Bot’s balance and flexibility, as it performs some yoga poses that require standing on one leg and extending its limbs. These poses are not related to any practical workloads, but they show how TeslaBot can control its body and maintain its stability.
It’s unknown when Optimus will be “ready for production or commercial use,” the outlet added.
In related news, Agility Robotics announced it plans to open the world’s first factory for humanoid robots.
“Agility Robotics, creator of the groundbreaking bipedal robot Digit, today revealed that the company is opening RoboFab™, a robot manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon with the capability to produce more than 10,000 robots per year,” Agility Robotics said.
Digit is the “first human-centric, multi-purpose robot made for logistics work,” according to Agility Robotics’ website.
“This is the world’s first humanoid robot factory. This has never been done before,” said Agility Robotics Chief Operating Officer Aindrea Campbell.
Campbell hopes one day, humanoid robots will be all over the world.