TESLA HUMANOID ROBOT – What this bot will do? name, launch time and what Elon Musk said about it? – Know details here

IANS | Aug 24, 2021, 05:00 PM IST

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that his company is working on a humanoid robot and the prototype will arrive sometime next year. Source: IANS

 

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Tesla Humanoid Robot Specs

Tesla Humanoid Robot Specs

The 5.8-inch bot would be used to handle automated machines at Tesla factories, as well as some of the hardware and software that powers the Autopilot driver assistance software, Musk announced during the `AI Day` event on Thursday. 

 The Tesla robot will weigh 125 pounds and have a walking gait of 5 miles per hour. 

The face will house a screen to display important information. Source: IANS

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Elon Musk Tweet

Elon Musk Tweet

"Basically, if you think about what we`re doing right now with cars, Tesla is arguably the world`s biggest robotics company because our cars are like semi-sentient robots on wheels," Musk said. 

The bot is "intended to be friendly and navigate through a world built for humans," he added. 

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Tesla Humanoid Robot Code Name

Tesla Humanoid Robot Code Name

The code name for the bot inside the company is "Optimus". Source: Tesla AI/You Tube

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Tesla Humanoid Robot - Objective

Tesla Humanoid Robot - Objective

The robots will be designed to handle "tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring." 

"In the long term I do think there needs to be universal basic income. But not right now because the robot doesn`t work," Musk said. Source: 

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Tesla AI

Tesla AI

According to Tesla, the aim is to develop the next generation of automation, including a general purpose, bi-pedal, humanoid robot capable of performing tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring. 

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Tesla Humanoid Robot – Company Statement

Tesla Humanoid Robot – Company Statement

"We`re seeking mechanical, electrical, controls and software engineers to help us leverage our AI expertise beyond our vehicle fleet," the company said.