Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first robot, which uses its Autopilot camera system to move through spaces and will even have a screen with information.
It was expected that Elon Musk would present some new company projects around artificial intelligence, such as innovations for the automatic navigation system of their vehicles. It is surprising that the tycoon even introduced a robot, dubbed the Tesla Bot. It is a humanoid figure, much closer to a human being than, for example, Boston Dynamics robots such as the Atlas.
The project was not shown physically, only the idea of its concept was discussed. Elon Musk said, in a characteristic joking tone, that the robot will be friendly. CNet reports that the Tesla Bot will rely on the same artificial intelligence that manages the automaker’s vehicles. The robot will be built with lightweight materials and will have a height similar to an adult human, weighing between 1.73 and 56 kilos. The first prototype should be ready next year.
The head will be composed of cameras that manage the Autopilot technology of Tesla cars to analyze their surroundings and move. Internally you will have the same FSD computer, for autonomous driving of your cars.
The robot presentation came as new advances in the artificial intelligence technology of Tesla automobiles were detailed and the supercomputer Dojo, which will manage the vehicles’ navigation through the city without human intervention. And the robot served as the “humanization” link of its technology.
Despite revealing new advances in the field of AI, Elon Musk has always been very careful in how it should be viewed with concern. Tesla’s leader has always been against the use of robots as weapons, warning of the danger of AI. But in the case of his robot, he emphasizes that it intends to be friendly and slow, so that it is easy to defeat him, reducing the danger, explained Elon Musk, always in an eccentric way as is characteristic of him.
One of the robot’s goals is to eliminate dangerous, repetitive, or boring tasks, cites CNet, giving the example of sending it shopping. Elon Musk says physical work will be a choice for the future, one that people won’t need to do.