Elon Musk says that Tesla Optimus Robot will probably be available for public purchase in 3-5 years

Tesla AI Day 2022 is wrapping up, but Elon Musk did let us know that the Optimus robot will be available for customer purchases in 3-5 years.


Tesla AI Day 2022's marathon presentation is wrapping up, but Elon Musk just dropped some more news during the question and answer session. In reply to an attendee's question about when Tesla's robot would be available, Musk said that it will likely be 3-5 years. Tesla's CEO is known for making projections that end up being delayed, so take this statement with a grain of salt.

Musk also told the crowd that he expects the Tesla Optimus robot to be priced around $20,000 when it does launch.

Tesla Bumble C robot prototype on stage at AI Day 2022.
Tesla's Bumble C robot prototype walked by itself on stage before staring at a wall.
Source: Tesla

Tesla AI Day 2022 is officially over, but Musk did say that the team may create a monthly podcast, and that they hope to provide at least annual updates on the progress. Both the Tesla Optimus robot and full self-driving (FSD) programs are clearly moonshot projects that take time, and some critics of the company don't really believe the hype. As with most things that come out of Musk's mouth, he may be wrong with the timing, but he usually doesn't miss with the technology. Only time will tell just how full of it the billionaire is with his claims about the availability of these robots.


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      September 30, 2022 9:20 PM

      Just like Full Self Drive.

      What a tool.

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        September 30, 2022 9:37 PM

        "Tesla's CEO is known for making projections that end up being delayed, so take this statement with a grain of salt."

        from the first paragraph

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          September 30, 2022 11:01 PM

          Yep. Elon Musk is a modern day Thomas Edison in that Thomas Edison stole shit from Tesla and Telsa died completely broke.

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            September 30, 2022 11:06 PM

            Tesla not Telsa. Telsa sounds like a name of a salsa doesn't it?

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      September 30, 2022 9:40 PM

      I don't understand why I can't put $50 down today for a multicoat red one with dual motor

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      September 30, 2022 9:57 PM

      When does he estimate their red lights go on and they go into Attack/Imprisonment Mode?
      I seen this movie.

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      September 30, 2022 11:09 PM

      What’s the point of showing this so early? Is it really necessary for recruiting?

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        October 1, 2022 2:10 AM

        Trying to grow stock?

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        October 1, 2022 6:49 AM

        Whatever happened to the neural mind-control project he had going?

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      October 1, 2022 1:34 AM

      Tesla engineers - "Wait...what?"

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      October 1, 2022 7:21 AM

      I wish I could just say completely made-up shit that will literally never happen and have the news report on it

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      October 1, 2022 7:27 AM

      That thing reminds me of a half built Kaylon from The Orville

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      October 1, 2022 7:44 AM

      I 100% believe that we will be allowed to pay for this thing in 5 years. To be shipped 10 years after that.

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        October 1, 2022 9:03 AM

        He actually made that distinction when asked the question. Between being purchasable and actually released

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          October 1, 2022 12:45 PM

          i mean he's still siting on deposits for the cyber truck in europe, even though it will never be street legal here.

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            October 1, 2022 1:09 PM

            The pre-orders for the Cybertruck and the 2020 Roadster are basically interest free loans he can just keep hanging onto. Same with the FSD promises and pre-orders they’ve been selling for so many years now. When those things ever ship, who knows?

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      October 3, 2022 10:25 AM

      i dont think so he is goinig to release this C A R ........
      Watch this................................

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