Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, unveiled the robot Optimus.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, unveiled the robot Optimus.

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's latest humanoid robot prototype. Optimus waved and raised his knees during a Silicon Valley gathering.

The CEO stated the robot was in development but may be sold in a few years.Engineers claim Tesla's mass-market robots will work in auto manufacturing.

The prototype was shown during Tesla AI Day. Optimus watered plants, carried boxes, and lifted metal bars in a video.

Mr. Musk predicted mass-produced robots would be accessible in three to five years for less than $20,000 (£17,900).

Tesla's CEO predicted a "abundant future." "It's a fundamental shift in society," he said.

Terminator's way Investors and analysts are skeptical that Tesla would switch to robotics, encouraging it to focus on electric automobiles.

Mr. Musk said he intended to create a machine that can replace a human.

Tesla intended to ensure a peaceful transition to a world where machines do the job and people receive the benefits, said the entrepreneur who previously feared AI was a threat to civilization.

"We don't want to go Terminator," he said, referring to a film about a homicidal cyborg.