It’s been a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to create a human-like robot, and now he’s giving us more details on the highly anticipated Tesla Bot. In a recent essay in China Cyberspace, Musk explained that his company has gained valuable experience in creating self-driving cars, which has given them the knowledge and expertise to design a human-like robot. The Tesla Bot will be roughly the same size and weight as a human, able to lift heavy objects, take small steps to walk quickly, and communicate with its surroundings through an interactive screen on its face.
Musk believes that the two-legged design of the Tesla Bot is important because our society is based on interacting with two-legged, two-armed humanoids with ten fingers. “If we want a robot to fit into our environment and be able to do what humans do, it needs to be roughly the same size, shape, and capabilities as a human,” he said.
After introducing the prototype this year, Musk says that Tesla is now focusing on improving the intelligence of the robot and solving the issues that come with mass production. In the coming years, the usefulness of the robot is expected to increase, and as production scales up, costs are expected to decrease. Musk even suggests that in the future, the Tesla Bot may become more affordable than a car, perhaps even given as a birthday gift.
Overall, the Tesla Bot has the potential to revolutionize the way we do household tasks, such as performing tedious and dangerous chores, cooking, mowing the lawn, and caring for the elderly. It’s an exciting development in the world of technology, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Tesla Bot.