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Elon Musk’s new ‘Optimus’ robot fails to dazzle during reveal

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Elon Musk’s much-touted droid is a dud — at least compared to the state-of-the-art robots from Boston Dynamics.
Such was the reaction on Twitter and other social media after Musk unveiled Tesla’s “Optimus” prototype on Friday.
The self-controlled humanoid bot tottered onstage with a halting gait far less agile than the jaw-dropping robots from Boston Dynamics, which have run, jumped, back-flipped and danced like visions from “The Matrix” for years.
Optimus walked out slowly, waved and examined its odd five-fingered hand and then retreated at a similarly glacial place.

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