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Tesla Reveals Optimus, a Walking Humanoid Robot You Could Buy in 2027

• by Stephen Shankland

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday unveiled the company's Tesla Bot, a robot code-named Optimus that shuffled across a stage, waved, and pumped its arms in a low-speed dance move. The robot could cost $20,000 within three to five years, Musk said.

"Our goal is to make a useful humanoid robot as quickly as possible," Musk said. It could eventually "help millions of people," but the first uses will be in Tesla's car factories, he said.

The robot wasn't as flashy as some others, like Boston Dynamics' parkour-capable Atlas, but it's what Tesla put together in less than eight months. "The robot can do a lot more than what we showed you. We just didn't want it to fall on its face," Musk quipped at Tesla AI Day 2022, an event designed to showcase the robot and the company's autonomous vehicle technology, called Full Self-Driving, or FSD.