Recommended Watch: Why Nvidia, Tesla, Amazon And More Are Betting Big On AI-Powered Humanoid Robots (
Humanoid robots are catching the attention, and billions of investment dollars, from big tech companies like Amazon, Google, Nvidia and Microsoft. Elon Musk is betting the future of Tesla on these machines, predicting its robot, Optimus, could propel it to a $25 trillion market cap. Powered by artificial intelligence, these bots have seen quantum leaps in what they’re capable of in just the past few years. CNBC’s Kate Rooney speaks with Agility Robotics, Apptronik, Sanctuary AI and others to explore the rise of these AI-driven humanoids, if they’re a cure-all for our global workforce problems, or if this is yet another tech bubble.

2:49 Ch 1 AI has changed the game
5:52 Ch 2 Getting to work
9:40 Ch 3 The labor shortage
11:50 Ch 4 Hurdles ahead
14:01 Ch 5 China’s robot dominance

Produced, Shot and Edited by Andrew Evers
Reporter: Kate Rooney
Field Producer: Kevin Schmidt
Supervising Producer: Jeniece Pettitt
Additional Camera: Katie Tarasov, Lisa Setyon
Additional Footage: Agility Robotics, Sanctuary AI, Apptronik, Tesla, Getty Images, Figure AI, Boston Dynamics, Nvidia

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Why Nvidia, Tesla, Amazon And More Are Betting Big On AI-Powered Humanoid Robots