Elon Musk Working on ‘Tesla Bot’ Humanoid Robots for ‘Boring Tasks’
Tesla is working on a humanoid project, according to Elon Musk, and the first prototype will be unveiled “sometime next year.” Musk revealed the Tesla Bot robot during Tesla’s AI Day event, saying it is pleasant and would be able to undertake “unsafe, repetitive, or monotonous” activities. To create the robot, Tesla will draw on its knowledge with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques.
Tesla provided a sneak peek at how the robot will seem once it is complete. When the video cut to encourage viewers to “join our team,” it showed a bi-pedal robot walking towards the camera and then standing motionless. The video was retweeted by Musk.
Tesla is looking for mechanical, electrical, controls, and software experts to assist leverage their skills beyond the car fleet, according to its website.
The robot will be 5.8 feet (1.8 metres) tall and 125 pounds in weight (57kg). It will be able to travel at a speed of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometres per hour) and carry 45 pounds (20 kilogrammes) of weight. It will have a screen on its face that will provide people with useful information. “We’re setting it up…in such a way that you can sprint away from it and most likely overpower it on a mechanical level. During the event’s announcement, Musk said to the audience’s laughing, “I hope that never happens.” He also stated that physical labour would be an option in the future.
Previously, the tech billionaire has spoken out against artificial intelligence, calling it a “fundamental threat to human civilisation’s existence.” Before it’s too late, Musk has requested the US government to gain a deeper understanding of the latest AI advances. In 2018, he stated, “Once there is awareness, people will be terribly terrified, as they should be.” Musk hasn’t said how much the Tesla Bot will cost.