Elon Musk ignited social media with a video of his humanoid robot, Optimus, strolling freely around a lab. The X post, captioned “Optimus strolling around the lab,” has amassed over 66 million views. The impressive one-minute video showcases Optimus walking independently, even navigating turns, and has fueled excitement about its potential. “Can’t wait to see those in person, operating in grocery stores stocking shelves and manning the till,” another user posted. “Robot Olympics may open soon,” a user suggested in a post.

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One interesting reaction was the prediction of “Robot Olympics” by some users. This highlights the growing fascination with robotics and the potential for future competitions involving advanced robots like Optimus.

The previous month, the prominent businessman showcased the capabilities of his robot, Optimus, through a video of it folding a shirt-

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“Important note: Optimus cannot yet do this autonomously, but certainly will be able to do this fully autonomously and in an arbitrary environment (won’t require a fixed table with box that has only one shirt),” Musk had posted.

With Optimus taking its first steps and demonstrating increasing dexterity, the future of robotics and its potential applications continues to unfold at a rapid pace.Optimus’s progress is just one example of the rapid advancements in robotics. This field holds immense potential to transform various aspects of our lives, and it’s exciting to watch it unfold. However, it’s crucial to ensure responsible development and implementation to maximize the benefits for humanity.