Tesla is one of the most influential companies in the world today. However, you may not know that the Elon Musk company is entering the robotics industry with the humanoid robot "Tesla Bot".
The runout is pushed as a "friendly" bot to do all the boring, repetitive tasks humans don't want to do. So, let's take a closer look at Musk's humanoid robot and see what it can offer us.
Is Tesla Bot Real?
The short answer is yes! The Tesla Bot, also known as Optimus, is real. In Musk's own words, "Tesla Bot will be real".
Last year, at Tesla's AI event, Musk announced that he is developing a humanoid robot. As of now, the Tesla Bot aka Optimus is just a concept. However, a working prototype is being developed by Elon Musk’s team at Tesla.
The robot will be 5’8” tall, weigh about 125 lbs, and be able to move at a maximum speed of around 5 miles an hour. The robot is intended to be friendly and navigate through the world using its own artificial intelligence.
Tesla's Optimus has been in development since August 2021, and the prototype will be unveiled sometime this year (2022). However, it seems like it will take a lot longer than expected to develop the technology.
What is the Tesla Bot Used for?
According to the Tesla AI website, the Tesla Bot is capable of performing unsafe, repetitive, or boring tasks for human beings.
Musk said the robot will be able to do tasks like grocery runs, picking up household objects, and other everyday commands.
You can talk to the bot and say stuff like: "Go to the grocery store and pick up the following things," and the bot will be able to do it. Allegedly, the bot will have a carrying capacity of 45 lbs and a deadlift capacity of 150 lbs.
If this robot ever becomes a reality, we can expect to see several applications of the technology in the home. The robot can be used as an assistant at home, helping us with cleaning, cooking, and other errands and chores.