Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has stated that his company is developing a humanoid robot, with a prototype expected next year. Musk revealed during the ‘AI Day’ event on Thursday that the 5.8-inch bot would be used to control automated machinery at Tesla facilities, as well as part of the hardware and software that powers the Autopilot driving assistance software.
“If you think about what we’re doing with automobiles right now, Tesla is likely the world’s largest robotics firm because our cars are like semi-sentient robots on wheels,” Musk explained. He went on to say that the bot is “designed to be pleasant and travel around a world built for peo
The Tesla robot will weigh 125 pounds and have a 5-mile-per-hour walking speed. A screen will be built into the face to display critical information. Inside the corporation, the bot is known as “Optimus.”
The company stated, “We’re looking for mechanical, electrical, controls, and software professionals to help us utilize our AI knowledge outside our vehicle fleet.”
The robots will be programmed to perform “risky, repetitive, or monotonous tasks.” “In the long run, I believe that a universal basic income is required. But that’s not the case right now because the robot isn’t working “Musk stated the following.
The goal, according to Tesla, is to create the next generation of automation, which will include a general-purpose, bi-pedal, humanoid robot capable of doing dangerous, monotonous, or boring activities