For example, Tesla surfboards that sold more than 10,000:
There are also Tesla Cyber children’s off-road vehicles for children:
And after Tesla changed its name in February 2017, it announced that it would expand its electric vehicle business into the field of residential and commercial solar energy storage systems, turning itself into a clean energy company, selling solar energy and home storage systems.
To be honest, relying on electric vehicles and these products, Tony also thinks that Tesla is a pretty cool company, with ideas and pursuits, and a sense of technology. No wonder so many people buy it.
But it seems that Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk are not satisfied with electric cars and clean energy.
In August last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the Artificial Intelligence Day that the company will launch a prototype Tesla humanoid robot in 2022, which is about the size of an ordinary person and can do things like running errands and doing housework.
As soon as the news came out, the whole world exploded.
You must know that so far, there is no real humanoid robot in the world. Robots in sci-fi movies still only exist in movies, and Tesla, which has never made a robot, is ready to come up with a prototype?
In April of this year, Musk made another round of repairs, saying that Tesla would start producing a model called Tesla as early as 2023.Optimus Prime（ Optimus ）humanoid robot.
Good guy, mass production started so soon, people who didn’t know thought you were wholesale potatoes and Chinese cabbage…
At yesterday’s Tesla shareholder meeting, Musk also expressed confidence that the Optimus Prime robot will be more valuable than a car, and it will completely change the economy and change the way the world looks.
According to previous statements, the first prototype of Tesla’s humanoid robot will be officially unveiled on this year’s Artificial Intelligence Day (September 30), and next week, we will know whether Musk is bragging and not drafting or small. The cow stood upside down.
But before that day comes, let’s think about whether Tesla, a humanoid robot, is reliable?
Let’s take a look at the configuration of this robot: 1.72 meters high, 56.6 kilograms in weight, walking at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour, can lift up to about 20 kilograms of items, and is equipped with a DOJO D1 supercomputer chip.Hashrate up to 9PFLOPs(9 petaflops)。
In addition, the robot head has a screen that displays information, and it also has human-level hands.The limbs are operated using 40 electromechanical actuators,Both feet have force-feedback sensing for balance and agile movements.
In short, the parameters on paper are luxurious enough, and it does seem to satisfy the fantasy of many people.
But it’s only on paper. On last year’s Artificial Intelligence Day, Musk found a holster actor. After a dance, Musk pointed at him and said, “Look, this is what will be released next year.” Tesla robot prototype.
Note, from this day until the writing of this article, all our impressions of this Tesla humanoid robot are the holster actor and a few PPTs, no motors, no software, no robotic arms, no Know where the confidence of Musk and the media that is advocating comes from.
In Tony’s opinion, Musk’s operation is no different from the next-door boss Jia who “returns to China next week” and “is about to mass-produce”.
Let’s talk about the technical level. There are not no companies that make humanoid robots. For example, the famous Boston Dynamics has its own humanoid robot Altas, but after more than ten years, it is still under research and is still far from commercialization. Long way to go.
In the video released by the Boston Dynamics team, we can see that Altas can complete complex actions such as backflips, but behind it are countless falls and adjustments, which is definitely not something that can be done with a single mouse click.
Musk’s statement that he can build it in a few fluttering words is undoubtedly an insult to a robotics company like Boston Dynamics.
The funniest thing is that not long after the humanoid robot was announced, Tesla posted four robot-related job openings, including two mechanical engineers, a senior humanoid electromechanical robot architect, and a senior humanoid modeler. Robot architect, with a bunch of positions added to help build robots.
Tesla has never developed a humanoid robot before, and has no expertise in robotics, so this part of the talent recruited is likely to be the core backbone.
First look for holster actors and artists, and after ranting at the press conference, they began to recruit relevant engineers. They rushed to make a prototype for about a year. The next-door boss Jia dared not do it.
It is no wonder that Carl Berry, a lecturer in robotics engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, is blunt:“Frankly, it’s a fart to say that the Tesla robot is farting. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be doing research like this, but the hype is outrageous.
In fact, at that meeting in 2015, a start-up robot team also created a self-developed robot named Sophia. It not only looks like a human being, but can also communicate and communicate like a real person and make very realistic expressions, which has attracted a lot of attention for a while focus on.
In fact, it does not have the so-called artificial intelligence. Most of the dialogues are designed in advance by the R&D team. It has been accused of being a boring scam several years ago, and it has not received much attention.
The Tesla robot may not be as good as Sophia. After all, there is still a real thing, and Tesla is just a piece of air, and it is still in the stage of creating a new folder.
I suggest that Musk should not fix this kind of rotten stock speculation. Whether your robot is called Optimus Prime or Megatron, let’s build Cybertruck, which has been delayed for more than two years.