Tesla is working on a humanoid robot, according to Elon Musk, and the first prototype will be unveiled “sometime next year.”
Musk revealed the Humanoid Robot during Tesla’s AI Day event, saying it is pleasant and would be able to undertake “unsafe, repetitive, or monotonous” activities. To create the robot, Tesla will draw on its knowledge with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques.
Tesla provided a sneak peek at how the robot will seem once it is complete. When the video cut to encourage viewers to “join our team,” it showed a bi-pedal robot walking towards the camera and then standing motionless.
The video was retweeted by Musk.
Tesla is looking for mechanical, electrical, controls, and software experts to assist leverage their skills beyond the car fleet, according to its website.
The robot will be 5.8 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 125 pounds in weight (57kg). It will be able to travel at a speed of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour) and carry 45 pounds (20 kilograms) of weight.
It will have a screen on its face that will provide people with useful information.
“We’re setting it up…in such a way that you can sprint away from it and most likely overpower it on a mechanical level. During the event’s announcement, Musk said to the audience’s laughing, “I hope that never happens.” He also stated that physical labor would be an option in the future.