The owner of Tesla had already been slow to show us a prototype of a human-shaped robot, as his company has advanced by leaps and bounds in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI for its acronym in English) and autonomous technology.
We believed that the day when a robot took our work would be a long time in coming, but it is closer than we thought. At the event called Tesla AI Day, Elon Musk revealed what his new creations would look like, the Tesla Bots, friendly machines that will be able to do the "boring and repetitive tasks" that many people still do today.
While many of the projects Musk has announced over the years have remained in the pipeline, for him creating humanoid robots is the logical next step. With full autonomous driving technology (FSD for short), your Tesla cars are basically robots on wheels, so now is the time to give them human form.
The Tesla Bot will be something like a smart dummy with a height of 1.72 m (wow, it's taller than many humans), it will weigh 56.7 kg and will be able to move at a maximum speed of 8 km / h. In addition, you will be able to carry objects weighing up to 20 kg, 4.5 kg with arms extended, and 68 kg maximum deadlift.
Musk wants to maximize the operation of his car factories, and these humanoid robots are his solution. They will be able to do simple tasks that consume a lot of human time, and on their face, they will have a screen that can show the information that is requested.
Although Musk himself was warning about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, he now says that the Tesla Bots will be built with a simplified mechanical level that will not exceed human capabilities. In other words, he wants to reduce the risk of a machine rebellion so famous in science fiction movies.
The Tesla Bot is still in the development phase and, according to Musk, there could be a prototype by the year 2022. If everything goes as he hopes, this could even be the beginning of people having companion robots to help them at home as well. It does sound a lot like Yo, Robot, right?
You can talk to him and say, 'please pick up that bolt and fix it to a car with that wrench' and he should be able to do that. 'Please go to the store and bring me the following foods', that kind of thing. I think we can do that.
- Elon Musk
Musk is one of those who has the technology and the money to make all his ideas come true, no matter how crazy they sound. We'd just like to know if we can train the Tesla Bot to give us a foot massage or find the TV remote when it gets lost.