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Elon Musk making human robot that can take care of boring, repetitive and dangerous tasks

August 21, 2021

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Elon Musk unveiled a robot that can take care of menial, repetitive, boring tasks that humans don’t like to do. The machine is designed to work as an assistant and help humans with their “boring” tasks so they may focus on more creative endeavours.

In a stunning event, Tesla AI day, on Thursday, 19th August 2021, at Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Elon Musk unveiled that they are building a humanoid robot, a Tesla Bot, which he said a prototype will be available next year.

Tesla had its first similar event two years ago which it called Tesla’s first “Autonomy Day” event, where Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and self-professed inventor extraordinaire, made a prediction about the future that is sure to leave you awed. He mentioned his plan for autonomous cars: all Teslas will be fully autonomous within 3 years! How does he do it? He’s just so smart. You don’t have to give up your steering wheel or anything either – they’ll come with built-in screens showing everything from news reports (if there are any) to directions on how people can live their lives without human interference
He was quoted as saying “It won’t feel like driving at all” which isn’t surprising considering no one has ever felt what being driven around feels like anyway.
It was in the event two years ago that Elon Musk made one of his most ambitious predictions to date claiming that by 2020 there will be “one million robotaxis on the road.”

This time, 19th august 2021, the event is called “AI Day,” and according to Musk, the “sole goal” is to persuade experts in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence to come work at Tesla.

Elon said this Tesla Bot, is designed to eliminate “dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks,” like bending over to pick something up, or go to the store for groceries”. he also said “Essentially, in the future, physical work will be a choice.”

In this Tesla’s AI Day, Elon said this Tesla Bot, is designed to eliminate “dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks,” like bending over to pick something up, or go to the store for groceries”. he also said “Essentially, in the future, physical work will be a choice.”

Elon also said they aim to “Develop the next generation of automation, including a general purpose, bi-pedal, humanoid robot capable of performing tasks that are unsafe, repetitive or boring,”. Elon also used the time to mention about AI -related job available on their site. “We’re seeking mechanical, electrical, controls and software engineers to help us leverage our AI expertise beyond our vehicle fleet.” https://www.tesla.com/AI

A question was asked about the design of the bot, and the importance of maintaining human form like 5 fingers, Elon responded that this first one will be Bot version one, and that it needs to be able to do things that people do and will be a generalised human robot, that one could potentially give it two fingers and a thumb, but they will give it 5 fingers to start with, if it works out ok. He said it doesnt need to have incredible grip strength but it needs to be able to work with tools, carry a bag and so on.

Another question was asked for Elon to talk ” … about the short to medium term economics of the bot, I guess. I understand the long term vision of replacing physical labour. But I also think repetitive dangerous and boring tasks, tend to not be so highly compensated. So I just don’t see how to reproduce, you know, start with a supercar, and then break into like the lower end of the market, how do you do that for a Robot humanoid.

Elon replied “Well, I guess we’ll just have to see” and there was laugh in the room.

Watch the full video of the Tesla AI day below

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This Tesla AI day event is clearly a huge landmark in human life, begining of a new era.

In a historic day at this Tesla AI day, the world is witnessing as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics evolves to create humanoid robots.

This Tesla AI day event is clearly a huge landmark in human life, begining of a new era. We await the next level of this humanoid robot … it could lead to more and more opportunities, and effects to human life and economies of nations

These humanoid robots are expected to change life as we know it and have a profound affect on both human relations and economies for years to come.

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