Combining Vehicle AI With A Bi-Pedal Robot
It just wouldn’t be a complete week in high tech without a major announcement by Elon Musk. This time Musk wants to introduce you to his robot. Yes, his robot.
It’s not enough he owns Space X, Tesla Motors, the Boring company, and more. No, now Elon wants you to meet his idea of a home companion and he says it will have the same AI as his autonomous vehicles. We found the latest Musk story on cnet.com, written by Jackson Ryan.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled a humanoid robot called the Tesla Bot that runs on the same AI used by Tesla’s fleet of autonomous vehicles. A functioning version of the robot didn’t make an appearance during Musk’s reveal, though a slightly bizarre dance by a performer dressed like a Tesla Bot did.
The unexpected reveal came at the end of Tesla’s AI Day presentation, with Musk providing few details about the slightly creepy, Slenderman-like robot beyond a few PowerPoint slides. The 5-foot-8-inch robot is expected to weigh in at 125 pounds and be built from “lightweight materials,” he said.
“It’s intended to be friendly,” Musk joked, “and navigate through a world built for humans.”
Showing Photos of the Tesla Robot
Offering a three-slide presentation of the new Tesla Bot was a little underwhelming according to those who attended. But, Musk did his best to reassure people that anyone could “outrun” and “overpower” the robot.
“We should be worried about AI,” Musk reiterated during a question and answer session after the presentation. “What we’re trying to do here at Tesla is make useful AI that people love and is … unequivocally good.”
You can get more information at the link below as well as finding out about the robots that are currently available for you to play with until Elon gets his Tesla Bots into actual production.
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