Tesla will unveil the friendly humanoid robot Tesla Bot in 2022
Tesla plans to unveil the anthropomorphic Tesla Bot in 2022. This was announced by the CEO of the company Elon Musk during a speech at the Day of Artificial Intelligence.
The robot was codenamed “Optimus”. It is assumed that the robot will weigh 56 kg and reach 172 cm in height. Instead of a face, the robot will be equipped with a special screen to display useful information.
Tesla Bot will also be equipped with an AI system and a set of sensors for orientation in space, which are already used for autonomous driving in the company’s electric vehicles.
Tesla Bot is designed to be friendly – it can help people with boring chores like grocery shopping.
In addition, the company designs the robot in such a way that, if necessary, a person can escape from it. The Tesla Bot has a top speed of just over 8 km / h.
Elon Musk stressed that the robot is not intended to help in the production of Tesla, however, subsequently, the use of a humanoid robot could transform the global economy by reducing labor costs.
What does it mean
The development of humanoid robots has been going on for many years. Back in 2000, the Japanese corporation Honda introduced the android robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility), similar to those of Toyota (the third generation humanoid robot T-HR3) and General Motors (R2, created in collaboration with NASA).
In addition, Hanson Robotics introduced the humanoid robot Sophia in 2015, which became the first humanoid to receive citizenship – in 2017, Sophia became a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Hanson Robotics plans to open mass sales of Sofia in 2021.
Nevertheless, Tesla Bot will be able not only to communicate with people and perform simple tasks – it will become a real assistant for a person. It is also worth noting that Musk presented the robot for the first time from the point of view of a possible collision of a person with him, thereby refuting the fears of supporters of a possible “uprising of machines.”
All this means that in the near future we will be able to witness a technology race in the segment of robotic assistants, and new, improved development of humanoid models.