Tesla is building a humanoid robot simply called the Tesla Bot, Elon Musk has discovered at the automaker’s( and, perhaps, soon-to-be-robotmaker’s) AI Day event. It’s intended to be friendly, he said, and be sluggish and weakened fairly that you can outrun and overpower it — you know, in cases where the robot uprising does happen in the future.
The Tesla Bot will run on an artificial intelligence system , not unlike the company’s Autopilot technology for its vehicles. It will be designed to do various dangerous and repetition tasks for humans and navigate our world without having to be fed step-by-step instructions. Musk said it should be able to follow simple words, like “Please pick up that bar and fasten it to the car with that wrench.” It should also be able to get groceries for proprietors and accomplish other menial tasks.
While Musk exclusively presented an image of the robot during the event, the company once has a solid image of what the machine will look like. It will stand at 5′ 8″ tall and weigh 125 pounds, thanks to the use of lightweight fabrics for its mas, with a screen for a face that it can use to display useful information. The machine will be able to move with a top speed of 5mph, which is just a bit faster than the average human step hastened, and will have the capacity to carry ladens of up to 45 pounds.
Musk said the company plans to have a prototype of the Tesla Bot ready by next year, though delays wouldn’t come as a surprise for ambitious projects like this.
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