Musk says Tesla is working hard to reveal Optimus humanoid robot in September

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company aimed to hit a production rate of 2 million vehicles annually by the end of 2022 and would continue building factories.

At the meeting, Musk said that Tesla might announce a new location “later this year” and teased the new location by saying, “We got a lot of Canada. I am half Canadian. Maybe I should?”

Tesla has factories in California and Shanghai and is ramping up two more in Austin, Texas, and Berlin, Germany. Musk said he expected to have 10-12 so-called gigafactories eventually.

Optimus might be revealed in September

While teasing AI Day #2, which was supposed to be held on August 19th but postponed by Musk to September 3rd, Musk revealed an image of the Optimus prototype.

The image appears to feature the robotic hands of the actual Tesla Optimus prototype, making a heart sign.

He previously explained the reason for postponing AI Day #2 as the company might be working on the prototype of Optimus until then.

Musk announced in January that the company is prioritizing the development of Optimus in 2022 over other products. Optimus, or Optimus Subprime — a bipedal, humanoid robot that Musk teased during Tesla’s AI Day in August 2021 — is the billionaire’s vision of a bot who could take on all the boring, repetitive tasks that humans would rather not do.

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