Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc, said on Thursday that the electric carmaker will likely debut a “Tesla Bot” humanoid robot prototype next year, which will be built for risky, repetitive, or monotonous tasks that people don’t want to do. While speaking at Tesla’s AI Day event, the billionaire entrepreneur said the robot, which measures around five feet eight inches tall, will be able to perform tasks such as attaching bolts to vehicles using a screwdriver and picking up goods at stores. In response to a labor shortage, Musk stated that the robot will have “profound implications for the economy.” He stressed the need of keeping the machine from becoming “super-expensive.”
The AI Day event took place as questions about Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” advanced driver assistance system’s safety and competence became louder.
According to Musk, the ‘Tesla Bot,’ a version of which should be ready next year, is meant to avoid “dangerous, repetitive, and monotonous chores,” such as stooping over to pick something up or going to the grocery store. “The future of physical labor will essentially be a choice.”
Musk stated, “Tesla is perhaps the world’s largest robotic corporation.” “Our automobiles are effectively semi-sentient robots on wheels,” says the author.
Musk didn’t respond to questions about Tesla’s safety, but he did say that he was confident in reaching complete self-driving with a greater level of safety than people utilizing existing in-car cameras and computers. Two US senators have questioned Tesla’s claims regarding its “Full Self-Driving” technology, and have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate them.
Following reports of Tesla cars colliding with parked police cars and fire engines, US safety regulators launched an investigation into the company’s driver assistance system this week.
Two US senators have questioned Tesla’s claims regarding its “Full Self-Driving” technology, and have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate them. Tesla also presented chips it created in-house for its high-speed computer, Dojo, during the event on Thursday, to aid in the development of its automated driving system. Dojo, according to Musk, will be operating next year.
In “approximately a year or two,” he added, Tesla would release new hardware for its self-driving computer for its Cybertruck electric pick-up truck.