VIDEO| Elon Musk presented a humanoid robot: It can water flowers and carry boxes

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of the Optimus humanoid robot, predicting that the electric vehicle maker will be able to produce millions of examples and sell them for less than $20.000.

"We still have a lot of work to do to improve Optimus," Musk said at the launch of the robot at Tesla's office in Palo Alto, California.

Musk said he expects the company to be ready to take orders for Optimus in three to five years.

A prototype of the model that Tesla said it had developed in February came out to greet the crowd with a wave of its hand, with a video showing it doing simple tasks such as watering plants and carrying boxes.

The team of innovators took the robot out in a 73-kilogram wheelchair, and Musk said he hoped the robot would soon be able to walk.

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