Tesla Delays AI Day to Fall, New Working Optimus Robot Prototype Expected

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After Tesla announced that AI Day would be taking place on August 19, Tesla has officially pushed the event back by a little over a month.

@Elon Musk said on Thursday that Tesla plans to delay the upcoming AI Day event to September 30, largely because the company may have a prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot by then.

The AI Day event is an annual meeting in which Musk and Tesla provide updates to the company’s AI developments, ultimately to help encourage new talent to join the automaker.

Now, with the Optimus set to potentially be debuted at the event, onlookers are wondering about the Tesla robot and what it will look like.

For instance, Dave Lee asked if it would be the same prototype model as the one at the Gigafactory Texas opening event, to which Musk responded by saying it wouldn’t be.

In 2021, Tesla shared the D1 Dojo chip, in addition to sharing the Tesla Bot as a surprise.

Musk said in January that the first Optimus robots would work at Tesla factories, working on basic tasks for the automaker.

The Optimus “Tesla Bot” concept was first shared last year, with an expected prototype to be unveiled sometime this year.

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