Meet Tesla Bot, Elon Musk’s Humanoid Robot Set to Be Launched in 2022

The founder, Chief Engineer, and Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX, and the Product Architect and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, Inc, Elon Musk has unveiled the next project for Tesla, called Tesla Bot.

This revelation was made at an event touting advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Thursday. Tesla Bot was designed to perform physical tasks that are usually considered ‘unsafe, repetitive or boring.”

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On Tesla’s official website, it states this relating to the Tesla Bot “Develop the next generation of automation, including a general-purpose, bi-pedal, humanoid robot capable of performing tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring. We’re seeking mechanical, electrical, controls, and software engineers to help us leverage our AI expertise beyond our vehicle fleet.”

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Elon Musk during the presenatation

Tesla Bot weighs 125 pounds (approximately 56.699 kilograms) and has a length of 5 feet, 8 inches (approximately 172.72 centimeters). Additionally, it can carry up to 45 pounds (20.4117 kilograms) and deadlift up to 150 pounds (68.0389 kilograms). Aside from that, Tesla Bot can move up to 5 miles per hour.

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During his presentation, Elon Musk said, “at a mechanical level, at a physical level, you can run away from it – and most likely overpower it,” and ended it with laughter. According to Musk, he is aiming to release a prototype next year.

The debate between whether we should adapt to AI or not has been going on for a long time now. Most people are of the view that the introduction of AI is going to change the number of jobs available for humans, but AI scientists and developers have a different opinion.

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In a recent documentary on Ghanaian-based DGN TV, AI scientists stated that the number of jobs will rather increase once AI is introduced into the economy. 

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