Tesla Bots have been hyped up as the future of menial tasks, with these human-sized automatons handling all our chores. It looks like Tesla has bigger plans, with reports claiming that they will start working in the company’s factories soon.
Called Optimus, these humanoid robots have been built up to help humanity so knowing they do factory work isn’t surprising. While the report does claim they will be coming “soon,” take that with a pinch of salt since they haven’t been revealed yet.
Are Tesla Bots the new factory workers?
According to Reuters (via India Times), Tesla Bot development has been ramped up, with new hiring positions available to speed things up. These new positions include "software and firmware engineers, deep learning scientists, actuator technicians, and internships," hinting at Tesla’s humanoid robots.
"Our motion planning software engineers develop and own this stack from inception to deployment. Most importantly, you will see your work repeatedly shipped to and utilized by thousands of Humanoid Robots within our factories," claims a Tesla job posting.
While the company is planning for them to work in factories, we doubt that they will be coming soon if all those job positions are anything to go by. Though reports claim that we could get some sort of reveal soon, only time will tell if they’re ready for manual labor.
Tesla’s plan all along?
Tesla’s Elon Musk has always had odd ideas for these Tesla Bots, wanting them to be catgirls or sex machines. Hearing about them being factory workers for the company is one of his less insane ideas, which isn’t saying much.
Granted, having these robots do manual labor in factories does sound ideal, though its hard to believe they’re advanced enough to do that. Once Musk himself reveals these robots, it will be interesting to see how people react and if they work as they should.