Car manufacturer Tesla is expected to create a humanoid robot that can take on various tasks that people don’t feel, boring or even dangerous. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s so-called AI event. A prototype of the Tesla robot is scheduled to be released next year. The robot will be designed using the same technology as the company’s semi-autonomous vehicles.
AFP, ANP, RTR
The Tesla Bot will have five fingers on his hands and will have a black and white androgynous silhouette. “Tesla is definitely the most important robotics company in the world because cars are semi-conscious robots on wheels, with an onboard computer dedicated to self-driving,” said Elon Musk. According to Musk, it makes sense that all of this is now poured into “human form.”
Musk said at the meeting that the Tesla bot, which is about six feet tall, should be able to take on various tasks, such as screwing bolts into cars with wrench wrenches or fetching groceries from the store. According to the billionaire, the robot will be able to fundamentally change the economy, especially since the Tesla Bot can tackle the labor shortage. According to Musk, it is important that the machine does not become “too expensive.”
The Tesla AI event took place at a time when the security of Tesla’s technology was widely criticized. This mainly concerns the autopilot system in the company’s cars. Musk did not respond to this criticism. He said he’s confident that eventually self-driving cars will be safer than cars already on the road with all kinds of gadgets like cameras and computers, but that the driver is responsible for them.
US safety regulators opened an investigation into Tesla’s driver assistance system earlier this week over a series of collisions involving cars. The pressure on the automaker’s autopilot system is also increasing due to politics. Several senators want the Fair Trade Commission to investigate Tesla’s autonomous driving system.
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