The Tesla company is developing a humanoid robot. This TeslaBot will be able to perform the thankless tasks normally performed by people in the labor market. This robot becomes friendly “and you can” escape him by running faster than him, a prioriElon Musk joked.
A humanoid robot at Tesla
A few hours ago, Tesla hosted its “Tesla AI Day”. This is an annual conference focused on discussing the company’s progress in artificial intelligence. At this event, Elon Musk presented his latest “baby”: a humanoid robot called TeslaBot. 1.76m tall and capable of: move at 8 km/hit aims to integrate the labor market with the aim of improving the human most repetitive and dangerous tasks. He envisions a world in which physical exertion will no longer be compulsory, but “a choice”.
In the longer term, we could also envision these black-and-white silhouetted humanoids on the planet Mars, as this is SpaceX’s vision, in support of future astronauts.
This robot will be equipped with the same cameras and the same FSD computer as the semi-autonomous Tesla vehicles. The software will also be similar to automated upstream learning based on the video streams sent by these cameras. Ultimately, the goal would be to offer a robot able to react to any situation and from understand complex tasks without having to program them in advance.
Elon Musk has announced that the first Teslabot prototypes could land as early as next year. So we will have to wait a little longer for the final version.
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A “friendly robot”
On such a topic, it’s also important to remember that Elon Musk is one of those wary of the potential dangers of robotics supported by artificial intelligence, citing the risk of a “Terminator scenario”.
A few years ago, Musk had already urged governments to put restrictions on AI before it was too late. He also participated in the launch of OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research association that aims to development of safe and ethical AI.
Tesla boss spoke again about the matter yesterday: ” If we don’t do it, someone else will, so I think we probably should. And do it in a safe way« . The Tesla Bot will « friendly “and you can” escape him by running faster than him a priori‘ he joked.