News of Financial Union News Agency, August 5 (edited by Ma LAN)Tesla's Optimus Prime robot will be more valuable than Tesla electric cars and could revolutionize the world economy, CEO Elon Musk said at the company's 2022 shareholder meeting on Aug 4.
At Tesla's AI Day last year, Tesla unveiled its humanoid robot for the first time. The robot is 175 centimeters tall and weighs 112 kilograms. It can move at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour and can carry a load of up to 20 kilograms.
Musk has previously endorsed the robot, saying it can do things humans don't want to do and will be better known than Tesla's electric car.
Interestingly, this week the A-share market is also concerned about the concept of robots. Popular robot-concept stocks Jiangsu Beiren, Zhongdali, and Jinglun Electronics all ended Thursday's session up by the daily limit of 10 per cent. Robot concept of long and short lines are the inflow of funds, jointly promote the robot market.
The robot concept has been in the A-share craze for almost four months, and Musk's new cowhide is just another call to action. But can Tesla's robot really be another one of Musk's world-leading products?
Concept and Reality
And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
This, in Musk's story, becomes: new energy vehicles can lead the future, indeed has become a global trend; Private Space travel is just around the corner, and Space X is indirectly pushing the U.S. aviation industry to go private.
Of course, not everything Musk has bragged about can be realized. For example, his highly anticipated brain-computer interface Neuralink is still stuck in animal surgery while its peers are already in clinical trials, and the U.S. authorities have been slow to approve it.
As for the robot hype this time around, much of it now seems to be selling concepts.
According to Musk, the Optimus robot will perform repetitive and dangerous tasks, then be used in the real world without instructions, and eventually become a domestic robot. While this evolutionary logic is fascinating, its execution is fraught with problems.
One is that robots do repetitive and dangerous work, which in fact forms a competition between robots and humans, which may face exclusion from humans. Or in such scenarios, such as nursing and hazardous scenarios, the application of robots requires more exploration, which itself may become a protracted experiment, which again extends the development cycle of robot products.
Second, macro support. Robots and new energy vehicles are still different. In the increasingly strong awareness of environmental protection, new energy vehicles have their own Dongfeng, and development is a very natural thing. But for now, many people are wary of robots. And the related parts of the robot support also need to be developed and perfected, want to quickly enter the state, is really difficult.
Three is the supporting software, the most important robot landing or artificial intelligence field breakthrough. Although many artificial intelligent robots have been used in the world, there are still many shortcomings. While Tesla's AI technology leads the world in new energy vehicles, it may not be impossible for robots to be overtaken on curves.
The concept is a long way from the product, and while Tesla says it will unveil Optimus Prime on AI Day in September, it may have to wait.
However, Musk himself has said that AI Day is really meant to highlight that Tesla is a leading AI company.
Investors who really want to bet on robots will have to be prepared to wait patiently.