Let's not mock the Tesla robot just yet

Tesla robot
(Image credit: Tesla)

Anyone scared that robots will take over the world can take solace in the fact the newly revealed Tesla robot looks quite easy to knock over – at least for now. Elon Musk finally unveiled the Tesla robot at the company's AI Day event, and the internet has been quick to make fun of the unstable-looking humanoid. But we may still eat our words.

Tesla's robot is called Optimus. Yes, like Optimus Prime, and no, it doesn't transform, sadly. But it can wave, walk (just about) and dance (conservatively). But before we mock, we should remember that this prototype for the AI-powered robot was made in barely a year, and while Optimus doesn't look steady on its feet, it's pretty nifty with a watering can, as Musk shows in the video below (meanwhile, to see how AI is  revolutionising art and design, see our guide to how to use DALL-E 2).

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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.