The electric car manufacturer Tesla has demonstrated the prototype of a humanoid robot. The machine, with its mechanical joints and cables exposed, took a few steps on a stage at a nighttime event and waved to the audience. Tesla is aiming for a price of $ 20,000 for the robot called "Optimus", said company boss Elon Musk.
The tech billionaire was convinced that robots could ensure "a future with plenty, a future without poverty". In the past, Musk had already predicted that the robot project could become more important than Tesla's car production over time. At the "Optimus" announcement a year ago, Tesla put a human in a robot costume, which caused some ridicule at the time.