Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla yesterday unveiled the biggest AI robot to the world by announcing Tesla’s very first humanoid robot called “Tesla Bot” and expects a prototype in 2022. This humanoid robot can perform our daily tasks like picking up some foods from supermarkets and other tasks. Okay, that’s the funny part though, and it is not going to happen because Tesla had other tasks for this humanoid robot.
Elon Musk claims that Tesla would utilize its major advances in computer vision, but rather than deploying a robot on four wheels, the company would do so with a humanoid robot. “Tesla Bot will be designed to perform repetitive and monotonous tasks,” he stated.
It will use a lot of the same technology as Tesla vehicles today, such as the FSD computer, which will receive data from a comparable set of sensors. Tesla will be able to leverage the development it is already doing in the process of delivering a fully self-driving car by using a similar set of AI hardware.
While Musk did not go into great depth about the Tesla Bot’s overall capabilities or what activities it will be able to perform, he tried to imply that the robot’s ultimate goal is to be able to replace the most “dangerous, monotonous, and boring tasks.”
As an example, he mentioned sending the Tesla Bot out to get your groceries from the supermarket. However, the CEO stated that they are building the robot because they already manufacture almost all of the technology required to build it, and that if “Tesla doesn’t do it, someone else will,” and that they want to do it safely.
The long-term goal is to eliminate most work, and Musk reaffirmed his support for universal income, which will be necessary if the Tesla Bot achieves the impact Musk hopes for. According to the CEO, the company expects to have a prototype available “sometime next year.”