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Oct 3, 2022

Tesla Solar Roofs Stand Up To Hurricane Ian, Elon Musk Sending Starlink Satellites To Help Florida

Posted by in categories: climatology, Elon Musk, internet, satellites, sustainability

Known for its electric vehicles, Tesla Inc TSLA also has a solar power division. Customers who bought solar roofs in Florida might be thanking the company after the lingering damage of Hurricane Ian.

What Happened: Hurricane Ian hit landfall in Florida and has caused severe damage to the region. Benzinga previously reported the impact could be $258 billion in replacement costs in one region and another $149 billion in the area of Tampa Bay.

The impact could be hundreds of millions of dollars for insurance companies as well.

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Oct 1, 2022

Tesla AI Day 2022: Optimus Unit 1 humanoid robot waves at the audience

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

There was in-depth engineering rundowns as Musk asks AI experts to join Tesla and help build a better society.

Tesla AI Day 2022 explored the processes required to mimic the human, driver and worker. The autonomous robot and car were laid out in detail, from an engineering point of view. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, opened the event, and laid out this event’s main focus, including the public in the Tesla projects, especially Optimus Tesla Bot.

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Oct 1, 2022

Tesla’s robot strategy is inextricably tied to its Autopilot strategy, for better or for worse

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla unveiled its first prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot on Friday — an actual robot this time, by the strictest definition, instead of a flesh and blood human clad in a weird suit. The robot performed some basic functions, including walking a little bit and then raising its hands — all for the first time without supports or a crane, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The company may be taking its first early steps into humanoid robotics, but it has a lot riding on the business. Musk has said that the Optimus bot will eventually be more valuable “than the car business, worth more than FSD (Tesla’s add-on ‘Full Self-Driving” feature, which is not self driving.)

What was apparent at the event Friday night is that Tesla is making the economically wise, but strategically questionable decision to yoke together the destinies of both Optimus and its Autopilot (and by extension, FSD) ambitions.

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Oct 1, 2022

Optimus Robot Revealed at Tesla AI Day

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

At 2022 Tesla AI Day, Elon Musk gave the public its first look at his company’s humanoid robot nicknamed Optimus. He expects the production model to cost less than $20,000.

Oct 1, 2022

Jack Dorsey tried to get Elon Musk on Twitter’s board but directors were too ‘risk averse,’ texts reveal

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Musk and Twitter are set to go to Delaware Chancery Court in mid-October over the Tesla CEO’s attempt to get out of his $44 billion deal to buy the company.

Oct 1, 2022

Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 today and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”.

As expected, the event started with Tesla unveiling a working prototype of its humanoid robot – a project first announced at Tesla’s AI day in 2021.

There were two prototypes unveiled at the event.

Sep 30, 2022

The Cybertruck will also be a boat, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

He made the announcement as usual over Twitter.

Over the years, we have watched with excitement as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more and more details about the Cybertruck. On Thursday, he took to Twitter to share one more feature of the truck: it will be waterproof enough to briefly serve as a boat.


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Sep 29, 2022

NASA is working with SpaceX to explore a private mission to extend the life of the Hubble telescope

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX and billionaire astronaut Jared Isaacman are teaming up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study whether a private mission could extend the life of the famed Hubble telescope.

NASA signed an agreement with Elon Musk’s company and the Polaris Program, which Isaacman leads, to study the possibility of using a SpaceX spacecraft to dock with the telescope and change its orbit in an effort to further its lifetime, the parties announced Thursday.

NASA’s science chief Thomas Zurbuchen said during a press call that SpaceX approached NASA with the idea “a few months ago.”

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Sep 29, 2022

AI Day 2022: Tesla may unveil a major milestone for its Optimus robot

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

We wonder what Tesla is going to reveal.

Once again, it is that time of the year. The annual Tesla AI Day, a demonstration of the most cutting-edge technologies from all of the company’s operating divisions is tomorrow. While Tesla vehicles receive the majority of press attention, the company has a wide range of other applications and products that it is constantly developing and improving.

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Sep 29, 2022

Battle Erupts Over Alleged Grisly Photos of Brain-Hacked Neuralink Monkeys

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, neuroscience

A California university is refusing to release a cache of grisly photos of monkeys reportedly injured during experiments testing Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant technology, in spite of a lawsuit aiming to force the school’s hand.

In a press release, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) advocacy group said that it had learned that the University of California, Davis is in possession of 371 photos of the experimented-upon monkeys that were subjected to Neuralink tests, which took place at the school’s veterinary lab facilities.

Earlier this year, Neuralink admitted that a fifth of the 23 rhesus macaques monkeys it used to test its brain-hacking implants had been euthanized after developing infections and malfunctions. Bolstering PCRM’s credibility, that admission came in the wake of its a complaint it filed against Neuralink.

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