Elon Musk claims that the Tesla Bot will be widely available within a decade for $???k per bot.
The main objective of the Tesla Bot will be to have the same capabilities as humans, essentially serving its owners and checking things off their to-do list. “Tesla Bots are initially positioned to replace people in repetitive, boring, and dangerous tasks,” Musk wrote. “But the vision is for them to serve millions of households, such as cooking, mowing lawns, and caring for the elderly.”
The tech billionaire eventually wants these types of robots to be mass produced and widely available within a decade. “In the future, a home robot may be cheaper than a car,” wrote the richest person in the world. “Perhaps in less than a decade, people will be able to buy a robot for their parents as a birthday gift.” However, Musk is known for making bold statements about the future, and setting unrealistic timelines that are later delayed.
The bot will be about the same weight and height as the average adult, according to Musk, and will be designed to “carry or pick up heavy objects, walk fast in small steps, and the screen on its face is an interactive interface for communication with people.”
The humanoid robot was first revealed in August 2021 during Tesla’s AI Day, in which a person dressed up as the robot to do a bizarre little dance. The bot runs on the same AI as the company’s autonomous vehicles, and is also outfitted with the same autopilot cameras to sense its environment.