Tesla Optimus Robot Stats, Facts & Quotes

Top Quotes about Tesla Optimus Robot

Q4 2021 Earnings Call

“I think actually the most important product development we're doing this year is actually the Optimus humanoid robot. This, I think, has the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time.” – Elon Musk, Fool.com

“If you think about the economy, it is — the foundation of the economy is labor. Capital equipment is distilled labor. So what happens if you don't actually have a labor shortage? I'm not sure what an economy even means at that point. That's what Optimus is about, so very important.” – Elon Musk, Fool.com

“Like if we can't find a use for it then we shouldn't expect that others would. So the first use of the Optimus robots would be at Tesla, kind of like moving parts around the factory or something like that.” – Elon Musk, Fool.com

TED Conference 2022 Interview

Will the Tesla Bot replace workers?

“I wouldn’t worry about putting people out of the job thing,” Musk replied. “I think we’re actually going to have and already do have a massive shortage of labor. So I think we’ll have not people out of work, but actually still a short of labor even in the future.” – Elon Musk, Teslarati summary of TED interview

And a dystopian scenario?

“I mean, obviously, we have to be careful [that] this doesn’t turn into a dystopian situation,” Musk said. “I think one of the things that’s going to be important is to have a localized rom chip on the robot that cannot be updated over the air, where if you — for example —were to say ‘stop stop stop’ that would — if anyone said that — then the robot would stop.” – Elon Musk, Teslarati summary of TED interview

Top Stats about Tesla Optimus Robot

  • Tesla Optimus weight: 120 lbs
  • Tesla Optimus price: roughly $25,000
  • Tesla Optimus production date: 2022 for a prototype
  • When did Elon first mention Optimus? October 24, 2021:


When did Elon first mention any Tesla robot? Oct 2020

Top Facts about Tesla Optimus Robot

Tesla plans to have a working prototype in 2022, with testing inside their own factories.

Tesla Bot Optimus price: Musk said “I think the cost is actually not going to be crazy high, like less than a car.”

Chris Anderson at TED suggested around a $25,000 price tag, to which Musk generally nodded.

Last Updated on April 21, 2022 by Joe

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