Tesla unveils bipedal robot that’s not a human in a shape-shifting suit

exist Tesla’s 2022 AI Day presentation (opens in new tab), the company’s CEO Elon Musk unveiled a prototype version of the “Optimus Prime” bipedal robot project.These are actual mechanical demos, not the purely conceptual people in shape-shifting suits the company showed off at last year’s AI Day (opens in new tab).

The first robot on display was a “development platform” with visible circuitry and few decorative elements. It walked independently from the backstage, waved to the crowd, “lifted the roof” and returned to the backstage.