Earlier this year, Elon Musk took to the stage to reveal something that, many would argue, is more spectacular than the Tesla Cybertruck. The CEO revealed the Tesla bot and also did a full presentation and follow-up Q&A with his team working on the product.
During the unveiling in August this year, it looked like the company was dipping its toes into the robot ecosystem to test the waters. However, Musk confirmed that while it may not be as important as the development of clean energy technology, it is on his radar and has even begun the recruitment process for the development of the Tesla bot.
Musk said, “I think the possibilities are endless. It’s not in Tesla’s primary mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, but it’s an extremely useful thing to build a humanoid robot for the world.” who is able to interact with the world and help in many different ways.”
In a recent interview with Lex Friedman, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned that the Tesla bot can be more than just a machine. In the interview, he highlighted how the company’s robot, which looks like a sci-fi movie, could actually be a companion to humans. He even said that they could become like R2D2 or C3Po, the popular humanoids from the Star Wars franchise.
He added that the Tesla bot “can develop a personality over time that is unique. It’s not like all robots are alike. That personality can evolve to match the owner, or whatever you want to call it.” Huh.”
This is a strong statement from the business tycoon as he has actively rejected the idea that we need Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop the technology further. He believes that most of the things that AI does can be done without it. It will be interesting to see how something like a Tesla bot will be given the ability to act as a companion and also have some level of exclusivity with or without the use of AI.
Earlier, Musk also made a bold statement in favor of robotics. He claimed that Tesla could more easily be seen as a robot-maker than an automobile company. This claim was corroborated by the company’s use of technology such as self-driving, which makes their cars robots on wheels.
He has repeatedly emphasized that the Tesla bot will be built to relieve humans from repetitive tasks that can create stress. In the presentation, he also raised concerns about future labor shortages for Tesla bots, which could be satisfied with machines like Tesla bots.
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