This week Tesla unveiled this new footage of their Optimus,

Who's Got the Better-Looking Humanoid Robot, Tesla or Sanctuary AI? - Core77

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2023-05-21 22:00:05

This week Tesla unveiled this new footage of their Optimus, "a general purpose, bi-pedal, autonomous humanoid robot capable of performing unsafe, repetitive or boring tasks." Startlingly, at the Tesla shareholders meeting Elon Musk stated that "the majority of Tesla's long-term value will be Optimus," not cars; he's forecasting sales of the humanoid 'bot will be in the billions, "Because I think basically everyone would want one."

Yes, yes, I know some day one of these things will kill one of us; it's just a question of whether it will be an accident, or whether one of them decides to twist your head off because it's had enough of your bossy bullshit. But in the meantime I have a silly question to ask, and it's about design aesthetics: Who's got the better-looking 'bot?

The answer's clear: Hands-down, you've gotta give it up to Sanctuary AI's designers. I don't know who's got the better tech at this point, but from an aesthetic perspective, Optimus still looks like the test mule that it is, and has that lame boutique mannequin head. Also, its torso looks like an upper body codpiece.

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