The new Tesla robot's dexterity is already blowing minds

The Tesla robot Optimus 2
(Image credit: Tesla)

Remember when everyone was laughing at the Tesla bot Optimus? Incredibly, it was just over a year ago when people were making fun off the unstable-looking humanoid when it was first revealed at the Tesla AI Day event in October 2022.

Optimus (yes, like Optimus Prime) could just about wave, walk and perform a conservative dance. But as we predicted at the time, things have improved rapidly. We've just received a glimpse of the newest iteration of the robot, the Tesla Optimus Gen 2, and it's blowing people's minds.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.