At the end of next month, Tesla intends to demonstrate a functional prototype of the human-like Optimus robot, but this does not mean that all its components and components are ready for production, which will begin next year. The company is now actively recruiting specialists to help build the robot's executive machinery.
If you look at Tesla's presentation a year ago, you can remember that the design of the human-like Optimus robot includes 40 servo-drives: six in each of the four limbs, six in each of their hand cyst, two in the torso and two in the neck. The company is definitely experienced in the development of electric motors, but unlike traction, the robot's design must have a different feature and be of a step type.
No one expects significant dynamic characteristics from these robots. He can carry a load of not more than 4.5 kg in his hands and up to 20 kg in a more suitable position. Without a load, the robot can develop a speed of up to 8 km/h. As Electrek notes, the head of the Tesla Constantinos Laskaris electric motors has published a list of at least nine vacancies related to the development of human robot servo and executives. Most of the jobs are concentrated in California's Palo Alto, but there is also a vacancy in Greece, where the head of the company originally arrived in the United States. Tesla assigns to subject specialists the task of creating electric engines optimized in terms of energy efficiency, productivity, cost and technology.