The Age of Robotics is apparently upon us. While expert robotics companies like Boston Dynamics have worked hard to create the most impressive robots yet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk aims to break records with Tesla Bot.
Designed as a cutting-edge slim humanoid robot that can perform feats of labour, many believe that Tesla Bot is years away. However, Elon Musk claims it will be ready in just three months.
Will Tesla Bot be ready by September?
During an interview at the Qatar Economic Forum, Musk claimed that a functioning Tesla robot is mere months away. While still a prototype, the robot is expected to be a glimpse at what the commercial version of the robot will be.
Speaking at the Forum, Musk claimed: “I hope that we will have an interesting prototype to show people. We have a very talented team at Tesla that I’m working with closely to have a prototype humanoid robot ready by the end of September.”
The Tesla Bot prototype is the reason why the electric car company has delayed its annual AI Day. Initially, the event was supposed to occur in August, but it was moved to September 30th for Tesla Bot.
However, despite this, there are many skeptics for Elon Musk’s new robot. With the slim profile of the robot, many feel that the device will not be able to attain the lofty goals Musk wants it to. Only time will tell who’s right about this.
A better showing than last year?
Last year’s AI Day Event saw the grand reveal of the Tesla Bot, albeit not so grand. As the first look at the company’s maiden voyage into the robotics industry, the reveal of the company’s upcoming robot was dire.
Alongside renders and specs sheets, there was no prototype of the robot to be seen. Instead, attendees were subject to watching cheap morph suit cosplays walk on stage attempting to act like robots.
This is one of the many reasons why there’s little faith in Tesla’s robot. Then again, with the backing of Musk, it’s bound to sell to at least some of the billionaire’s rabid fanbase.
Furthermore, it’s not like underwhelming showcases are a new thing for Tesla. Just a few years ago, while unveiling the ugly Cybertruck, a “bulletproof” window was destroyed with a brick. One of the best reveal moments ever… of all time.