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The Tesla Bot is unleashed as a futuristic solution for all the boring jobs of the future

Tesla apparently has a Bot now. (Source: Tesla via YouTube)
Tesla apparently has a Bot now. (Source: Tesla via YouTube)
Tesla has held a 2021 AI Day virtual conference, during which the company has apparently confirmed many predictions of a future in which jobs involving manual labor will no longer be a thing. This, according to Elon Musk, is because his company's Bot will take over from humans in doing them. This new machine may be one of the most convincing anthropomorphic automatons yet.

The concept of a future in which humans will be completely relieved of tasks of the repetiitve, menial and/or manual variety because robots will be doing them all instead is a pervasive one. Tesla has indicated that it is on board with this idea and is already working on making it a reality by developing the requisitive automaton.

Elon Musk has introduced it as the Tesla Bot during the OEM's freshly-completed AI Day event. It is described as an effective anthropodroid that stands 1.73 meters (5 feet 8 inches) and weighs 56.7 kilograms (kg). It has a strikingly human-like appearance (which remains a difficult thing to engineer, even today) with limbs powered by 40 electromechanical actuators, the upper 2 of which even end in 5-fingered hands.

Tesla claims its Bot can walk at 8 kilometers per hour (km/h), and can be programmed to carry out the actions involved in tasks that might range from lifting and carrying out objects to serving in physical stores. It does not have a face so much as a screen, however, which, as Musk notes, might be sufficient to display information or interact with the humanoid robot.

On the other hand, the Tesla Bot currently only exists as a prototype, and is not likely to be released in any form until 2022 at the earliest. Therefore, a future of these new bipedal automatons out working in public may remain the stuff of sci-fi for a little while longer.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-20 (Update: 2021-08-20)