The modern technological industrial landscape is constantly evolving and upgrading its products. Big names in entertainment, gaming and technology like Netflix, Amazon, NetBet, Apple, Samsung and Sony are constantly pushing the limits in their products. Artificial Intelligence programs (AI’s) are quickly becoming integrated into everything from phones to cars.
In recent years, Tesla has made significant waves in the technology industry due to its work with self-driving cars. Now, Tesla is unveiling its newest and most daring passion project yet: the TeslaBot.
The TeslaBot is said to be the first fully functioning, autonomous robot. Built with Tesla’s patented AI systems, it’s made to help around the house and the workforce. There is a lot of hype surrounding this new invention- but will the final product be everything of our robot dreams or just a glorified google assistant?
The TeslaBot was made with man in mind. Its human-like silhouette stands at 5’8 feet tall and weighs 125 pounds. The build is sleek and androgynous, with a black screen in the face to display helpful information. It’s hinted this screen could also display a face- but it has yet to be confirmed.
The android also comes with ‘human-level hands’. Though the phrasing is ominous, it means the robot should be able to grab and handle most objects, even those that require fine motor skills.
With a prototype said to launch next year, there is still plenty of time for TeslaBot to change its design. For now, the basic prototype follows a simple human design, with the potential for more in the future. This could include designs such as customisable colours and TeslaBot accessories.
Elon Musk has designed the TeslaBot to bring AI technology to the next level. For years, the idea of robots taking jobs has circulated the market- but it could soon be a reality with Teslabot.
TeslaBot will be made to handle basic household and workforce tasks. It will be able to deadlift 150 pounds, making it perfect for heavy labour in a warehouse. The human-level hands will be capable of handling tools and complete tasks like drilling, wrenching, hammering, and more.
Each TeslaBot comes with Tesla’s popular AI features. This includes autopilot cameras, self-driving computers, and company AI tools like auto labelling and the ability to run simulations.
Though impressive in physical skill, Elon Musk assures his customers that they will “most likely” be able to overpower the TeslaBot in case of a malfunction.
There are many advantages to the use of AI in the professional world. They can correct basic human mistakes, work more efficiently, and connect to the online network for real-time marketing and information updates. Still, fully functioning, human-like AI’s are costly to craft and haven’t been smart enough to make human labour obsolete.
The TeslaBot blueprint introduces features that seem too good to be true. Until the product is fully released, it’s hard to say how reliable Teslabot will be. As it still lacks a functioning prototype, it’s safe to say the TeslaBot has a lot to prove before we can claim it a true next-level innovation.