Talsa CEO, Elon Musk has unveiled a humanoid robot named Telsa Bot which runs on the same Artificial Intelligence (AI) used by Tesla’s fleet of autonomous vehicles.
The entrepreneur unveiled Tesla Bot during an event touting advances in artificial intelligence.
While giving the description about the robot, Musk said that the bot is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. It can carry up to 45 pounds and deadlift up to 150 pounds and can also move up to 5 miles per hour.
The Tesla Bot is said to be designed to perform physical tasks considered “unsafe, repetitive or boring” and it was reported that a prototype will be released next year.
Automation and robotics have been viewed as the future of labor, but many critics are concerned the shift could put jobs in danger.
Meanwhile, robots have become more advanced in their capabilities. Recently, Boston Dynamics showcased a humanoid robot capable of performing advanced moves like flips, turning and spinning