Tesla works on humanoid robots

Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla, announced yesterday that he was working on a humanoid robot and that such a prototype robot was expected to arrive "sometime next year."

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company is working on a humanoid robot and that he will build a prototype "sometime next year." The humanoid robot will incorporate Tesla's expertise in automated items, as well as some of the hardware and software contained in the company's Autopilot.

According to Musk, it will be 1,5 meters tall, weigh 125 kg, walk at a speed of 8 km/h and have for . The code name for the bot within the company is “Optimus”.

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These robots will be designed to handle "tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring", writes the company website, at least in the beginning.

Musk revealed his plans for the robot at the end of his company's "AI Day" event, where he showcased some AI and supercomputing achievements. , which he is working on with the goal of one day powering self-driving cars.

Tesla's history is full of fantastic ideas that never appeared on the market, such as a Supercharger solar network, battery exchange ή snake type robotic chargers, so it is feared whether a functional Tesla Bot will ever see the light of day.

But the company is where it is today, because of Musk's absolute will. Asked about the short-term finances of the company's entry into the robotics industry, Musk replied that "we should see it".

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