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VIDEO: Elon Musk's Optimus can fold shirt neatly, but when will it be able to wear it?

Elon Musk's Optimus robot is designed to replace human labour in "repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks"

By Web Desk
January 17, 2024

Elon Musk's Tesla Optimus robot is shown in a brief video that was uploaded to X, previously called Twitter, standing by a table and folding a black shirt by itself without any help.

Elon Musk shared the footage with the caption “Optimus folds a shirt” according to Independant.

Tesla first introduced the humanoid robot in 2022 as part of Musk's larger plans to automate all physical human labour and boost the company's manufacturing operations.

The company emphasised its ambition for the robot is to create a “general purpose, bi-pedal, autonomous humanoid robot capable of performing unsafe, repetitive or boring tasks”.

A biography of the multibillionaire that was released last year claims that Musk informed his staff that the Optimus robot was essential to turning the electric vehicle manufacturer into a $10 trillion business.

The robot is being designed to replace human labour in "repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks," according to the CEO of Tesla.

“The vision is for them to serve millions of households, such as cooking, mowing lawns, and caring for the elderly,” he said.

Nevertheless, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla posted an "important note" beneath the most recent video, indicating that it was not as accurate as it first appeared, around half an hour after it was uploaded.