Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will construct a humanoid robot named Tesla Bot.
“We're good at sensors and batteries, and we'll probably have a prototype that looks like this next year,” Musk remarked, just after an actor dressed as the Tesla robot gyrated wildly on stage.
The actor was not a genuine robot, Musk said, but “the Tesla Bot will be real.”
This is another classic example of Musk's showmanship, in which he reveals that Tesla is working on interesting goods that will be released years in the future in order to energise backers such as employees, customers, and investors. Those announcements frequently do not occur on the anticipated schedule…
For example, Musk stated in April 2019 during a “Autonomy Day” event that the firm would have 1 million autonomous “robotaxis” on the road by 2020. There are no robotaxis to be found.
Musk staged an event in October 2016 on the back lot of Universal Studios in Los Angeles to show off a product he termed the Solar Roof. The solar roof tiles on show were just intended to be a demonstration.
Musk believes that if a humanoid robot works and can perform repetitive activities that only humans can currently accomplish, it has the potential to alter the global economy by lowering labor costs.
Musk did warn, though, that the robot “probably won't work” at first.
“It’s intended to be friendly and navigate through a world of humans, and eliminate dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks,” Musk went on to say…
The robot, code-named “Optimus,” is built on the same CPUs and sensors used in Tesla's self-driving features, according to Musk. It stands five feet eight inches tall and features a screen in the head for helpful information, according to Musk.
Humans will be able to flee or overwhelm the robot, according to Tesla's concept.
Autopilot cameras will be mounted in the bot's head, according to Tesla's slides from Thursday. It will have a carrying capacity of 45 pounds, a lifting capacity of 150 pounds, and a weight of 125 pounds. Musk claims it has a top speed of 5 miles per hour.
Musk stated that the robot was not designed to assist Tesla with manufacturing, but that because Tesla is inventing many of the computers required for robotics, it makes sense for Tesla to produce one.
Just as one example, “It should be able to go to the store and get me the following groceries,” Musk concluded.
Either way you slice it, the Tesla Bot is years away (if it ever gets developed).
But, Jeff Brown did just get special access to see Elon's next big project (that's actually supposed to get off the ground).
It's something known as S.A.V.
Not many people know about this..
But it could put up to an extra $30,000 in your pocket every year.