Tesla starts developing humanoid robots so that we don’t do boring tasks
A humanoid robot is the new Tesla project that has surprised everyone after being announced by Elon Musk: Tesla Bot.
The projects that Elon Musk’s various companies work on are as varied as they are risky. From space rockets to electric vehicles or computers in our brain. The fact is that a few hours ago has caused surprise again with another project: a robot in the shape of a human.
This project will be developed within Tesla “sometime next year“and will serve for take advantage of the advances that are being made in the company in matters such as AI, Autopilot, robotics or on the assembly line itself.
The project has already been included in it company website and is described as a “humanoid robot“for” tareas that are unsafe, repetitive, or boring“. As explained, you want “leverage our AI expertise beyond the vehicle fleet“But there is more concrete data on them.
Elon Musk announced this robot and some designs at Tesla’s AI Day event and included a mannequin in the same presentation, although this was not functional. In the usual tone that he usually uses, he commented that it was designed so that “you can run from it, and you will most likely master it“.
First of all it is intended to be friendly and the measures advertised are about 172 centimeters tall and over 55 kilos in weight. When it comes to the codename within the company, it’s called Optimus.
In the opinion of the CEO of Tesla “essentially, in the future, physical labor will be a choice. If you want to do it, you can do it“, pick up The Verge. Within this perspective, robots will be of vital importance. Aspect that is not new and that is debated on issues such as types of work that will disappear in the future because of robotics.
In any case, it is difficult to imagine when the project will take place or if it will comply with what was announced. We haven’t seen any Tesla Bot technology in operation yet, and companies like Boston Dynamics are many years ahead of them. Musk tends to venture with announcements that are sometimes too early, so many questions remain.