Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that this electric car maker will likely launch a prototype of the humanoid robot “Tesla Bot” next year, which is designed for dangerous, repetitive or boring jobs that people don’t like to do.
Addressing Tesla’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day, the billionaire businessman said the robot, which is roughly 1.76m tall, could perform various tasks, such as turning car bolts with a wrench or picking up food in stores, Reuters reports.
The robot will have a “far-reaching impact on the economy” by solving the problem of labor shortages, Musk said. He added that it is important that the machine is not “too expensive”.
The company celebrated AI Day during a heated investigation in the United States into the safety and potential of “Tesla’s” advanced autopilot system to assist drivers, that is, the system for fully autonomous cars.
Musk did not comment on the research on the safety of the “Tesla” technology, but said he was convinced that it would make cars handle driving completely independently and safer than people, through the use of built-in cameras and computers. in vehicles.
At last night’s event, the company also unveiled chips it designed for its super-fast Dojo computer, which will help develop an automated driving system. Musk said the Dojo will be operational next year.
It also announced that “Tesla” will introduce new computer hardware for the Cybertrack autonomous electric truck in “about a year.”