Elon Musk shares MAJOR update on Tesla robots

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shares major development on humanoid robot Optimus's arrival
An undated image of Teslas humanoid robot,Optimus. — Digital Trends
An undated image of Tesla's humanoid robot,Optimus. — Digital Trends 

Elon Musk’s Tesla is aiming to bring its humanoid robot, Optimus, out of the lab and into the market by the end of next year. This ambitious timeline comes as companies race to develop robots to tackle labour shortages and handle repetitive tasks.

The Tesla CEO shared during a call with investors that Optimus might be capable of performing basic factory tasks by the end of 2024. The company is then setting its sights on potentially selling the robots to other businesses by the following year.

The 52-year-old billionaire said: “I think Tesla is best positioned of any humanoid robot maker to be able to reach volume production with efficient inference on the robot itself.”

Tesla isn't alone in the humanoid robot game. Tech giants like Microsoft and established car companies like Honda and Hyundai have been working on similar advancements for years.

Just recently, a startup partnered with BMW to deploy humanoid robots in one of the automaker's US facilities.