SunstarTV Bureau: The Tesla Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk on Thursday announced that the company is now working on a humanoid robot which may be completed on next year.
Moreover, Musk unveils that the humanoid robot will further called as the Tesla Bot, will use most of the tools used in Tesla vehicles such as sensors, cameras and various other devices to navigate the outside world.
Tesla’s humanoid robot will be 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 125 pounds and will keep abilities to run 5 mph. Instead of placing face there will be a screen. Besides, the Tesla website has already listed the robot.
The website contains that the humanoid robot will be capable of performing ‘unsafe, repetitive or boring’ tasks. Tesla is seeking the help of mechanical, electrical, control and software engineers to help the company leverage its AI expertise beyond its vehicle fleet.
During Tesla’s first AI day, Elon Musk said that building robots is a logical next step for Tesla as it is already the largest robotics company in the world.
“We are making pieces that will be useful for humanoid robots, so we should probably build that. If we don’t, someone else will – and we want to make sure it’s safe,” he said.
The humanoid robot Tesla is working on could replace manual labor as it would be used for household chores, according to the company. Musk said it can be used for things that are repetitive, boring or unsafe. The work that people are least interested in doing.
He said that robots will change the future of work. “This, I think, will be quite deep. Inevitably, in the future, physical labor will be an option. If you want to do it, you can, but you won’t need to,” he said.
Musk said the robot could be a friend and hopes it won’t be seen as dystopian.
The Tesla bot is in an early stage, and we don’t even know if the robot will ever see the light of day. Some of Tesla’s products that were previously demonstrated have not yet hit the market. Things like robotic snake-style chargers, solar-powered networks, battery swapping were never launched in the market.