Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), claimed that humans are superior at some tasks and that the company’s over-reliance on industrial robots four years ago sent it into “production hell.”
According to job advertisements, Musk’s Texas-based business is reportedly considering ambitious plans to use thousands of humanoid robots, also known as Tesla Bot or Optimus, within its factories before eventually extending to millions globally. An individual with knowledge of the situation noted that as Tesla has more internal discussions on robotics, the buzz is growing within the organization.
In the long run, according to Musk, robots may be deployed in households to perform tasks like cooking, mowing the lawn, taking care of the elderly, and even serving as a “buddy” or “catgirl” .
According to Musk, who is now promoting a vision for the firm that extends far beyond producing self-driving electric cars, the robot industry may someday be worth more than Tesla’s automobile income.
Tesla will present a prototype from its Project Optimus at its “AI Day” on Sept. 30, making reference to the strong and kind-hearted Autobot commander from the Transformers film franchise. Production might begin in 2019, according to Musk.
According to robotics experts, investors, and analysts surveyed by Reuters, there is pessimism about Tesla’s ability to demonstrate technical advancements that would justify the cost of “general purpose” robots in factories, homes, and other locations.
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