Tesla Bot Forum banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Promising updates on Autopilot and Dojo, plus a "long Q&A"

And with that, the robot is out - walking and moving all on its own, apparently for the first time ever without any supports. Talk about confidence. They must have been nervous!

Purple World Entertainment Performing arts Magenta
Entertainment Electric blue Fictional character Machine Event
Performing arts Entertainment Music artist Electric blue Technology
Purple Music artist Entertainment Musician Performing arts
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
"The robot can do a lot more than that, we just didn't want it to fall on its face." jokes Musk.
Then they rolled some video of the robot watering plants in an office and doing work in one of Tesla's plant. The second shot is apparently showing what the robot sees.
One of the engineers pointed out it uses the same computer as the Tesla vehicles do for Autopilot.
Plant Houseplant Event Flowerpot Machine
Purple Textile Organism Petal Pink
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Those demos were of a development robot, not the version they expect to produce at scale. Next they've brought out a rough version of the Optimus robot they actually expect to put into production. Musk is saying it should cost less than $20,000.
It's clearly a lot less polished than the development unit we saw before. You can see the three guys here who helped move it out on the stage while Optimus waved.
A few minutes later, something happened off camera and there was some awkward laughter. Then they rolled a somewhat slumped Optimus off stage.
Entertainment Music artist Performing arts Cg artwork Music
Purple Lighting Entertainment Fashion design Performing arts
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Now Musk is talking about the potential for productivity increases, while making sure its done responsibily. He's reiterating an earlier point about Tesla being a good company to do this because it's publicly traded and if people don't like what they're doing, they can get involved by buying shares and change the company's direction, or even fire him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
They're talking now about how quickly they've moved since last year's joke with a person in a robot suit.
It seems they've done a lot by focusing on a minimum scope of mobility - not trying to absolutely recreate what the human body can do.
Joint Light Sleeve Organism Font
Sleeve Font Darkness Art Elbow
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Musk promised on Twitter earlier that this would be a very technical briefing and he wasn't lying. They're talking now about design with cost and manufacturing efficiencies in mind, with battery capacity and runtime estimates.
Sleeve Font Screenshot Fashion design Fictional character
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
New engineer on stage now talking about how they've used their vehicle crash modelling to design the robot to be able to fall down and take abuse without significant damage. There's an adorable animation of the robot doing a faceplant.
(EDIT - the "sensitive content" is a screengrab of an animated Model 3 crash test, incase you were worried)
Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Automotive design Art Automotive exterior Vehicle door Font
Font Darkness Art Rectangle Event
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
There was just mention of "Angular Contact Ball Bearings" and I'm reminded that Musk said this briefing would be technical with the intention of recruiting engineers - I think the point of all this is to prove their serious about what they're doing here and if you're on the fence, this might spur you to want to get involved.
Leg Human body Drinkware Gesture Flash photography
Thigh Art Event Human leg Bone
Font Slope Parallel Technology Terrestrial plant
Shoulder Human body Fashion Sleeve Font
Auto part Cameras & optics Font Engineering Technology
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
They've mimiced a human hand because factories are desinged for human bodies. So it was easier to match workflows that were designed for human ergonomics than to expect everything in the world to be redesigned for the robot
Gesture Font Jewellery Electric blue Event
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
This was all done, they say, in six or eight months.
Now we're on to Full Self Driving for Tesla's cars. After reviewing the number of models they rolled out in a year, and developing the neural network, they're now showing how they develop the decision making. Like with the bot, it's something humans do well but takes a lot of work to model for computers.
The neural network allows them to make the various scenario modelling much faster, which enables running through the dozens of options for the car in any moment, in real time. It's hard to see, but in the last slide they show how they went from 1-5ms per calculation to 100us.
Font Electronic device Technology Screenshot Multimedia
Font Screenshot Electronic device Electric blue Multimedia
Car Vehicle Motor vehicle Tire Automotive mirror
Asphalt Screenshot Font Road Games
Font Screenshot Terrestrial plant Science Technology
Light Font Screenshot Indoor games and sports Circle
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
They're talking now about the computing power needed to process all the video models they've created to train the FSD system. It's absolutely staggering the scope of the tools and systems they've needed to design in the background just so they could get to work designing the systems (like FSD) we know about.
Font Screenshot Darkness Electric blue Rectangle
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top