Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says his company is working on a humanoid robot prototype that it will launch sometime around next year. The purpose of this robot is to run simple physical errands that most workers dislike. It is designed to accomplish dangerous, repetitive, or boring tasks that people usually procrastinate about or don’t enjoy doing, such as getting groceries or attaching a bolt to a car. These robots would ideally be added to our workspace to make things easier.
At Tesla’s AI Day event, Elon Musk said that this humanoid robot is meant to “navigate through a world built for humans.” Furthermore, it will clout Tesla’s experience with automated machines in its factories, and the hardware and software that power the company’s autopilot driver-assistance software. Talking about its appearance, Musk said that the Tesla Bot will stand at 5’8″ and will weigh about 125 pounds.
He also mentioned that the robot would have thoughtful implications for the economy. Speaking of economy Musk relates economy as labor. He raised a question that “what would happen if there is no shortage of labor?” He plans to fill those gaps and make sure that there are enough workers to go around and they don’t necessarily have to be humans or living beings.
At Tesla’s AI Day event Musk said that the Tesla Bot, which has a codename of Optimus Prime, is projected to be friendly but the company’s focus is to design the machine at a mechanical level so that you can run away from it and most probably overpower it. A drawing of the robot was also shown at the event where it showcased some of the artificial intelligence and supercomputer technologies that it’s mainly working on. He also encouraged those who want to join AI in the future and work on the development of Tesla Bot with their team.
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