On the Lex Fridman podcast released yesterday, Musk was asked if he considered a potential companionship role for the Tesla Bot either as an assistant or even a friend.
“I think the possibilities are endless. It’s not quite in Tesla’s primary mission directive of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy, but it’s an extremely useful thing for the world to make a humanoid robot that is capable of interacting with the world and helping in many different ways.”Elon Musk, CEO of TESLA
Earlier this year, Musk announced plans for Tesla Bot, a humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence aimed at completing general repetitive tasks.
When Tesla started hiring for their new product, Musk wrote in the descriptions of the roles: “The Tesla humanoid robotics modeling team is looking for a highly skilled and motivated colleague that would like to help building the next generation biped robot. You will be working closely with a multi-disciplinary team with the goal to build a humanoid robot that can support manufacturing operators in tedious and exhaustive tasks.”
Musk said that Tesla would build the robot to do useful work, and he even suggested that it could help solve the labor shortage.
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