Elon Musk started the Tesla company in 2003, and since then his operations have expanded beyond what anyone could have predicted.
Formerly known as Tesla Motors, Musk’s baby is now known as Tesla, Inc., and is the manufacturer of electric vehicles, solar panels, batteries, and several other high tech items that few other companies have the wherewithal to produce.
Musk is a regular guest on podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience and similar programs, where he often warns audiences about the pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence.
“The nature of the AI that they’re building is one that crushes all humans at all games,” he has said in the past.
While Tesla is mostly focused on improving electric vehicles and the way human beings power their machines and even their homes, Musk and his executives have big plans for the future, as detailed in the tech mogul’s popular book ‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.’
Recently, Musk revealed one of his company’s most ambitious, and potentially life-changing, inventions to date, one that could have intense ramifications for the evolution of society for decades and even centuries to come.
Musk Reveals Release Date for New Humanoid Tesla Robot
According to Musk, the new robot should be ready in prototype form some time next year.
“It’s intended to be friendly, of course,” Musk says while laughing in the video below, eliciting laughs from the audience as well.
“And, uh navigate through a world built for humans, and eliminate dangerous and repetitive tasks.”
Musk added that the humanoid robot will be constructed so that “you can run away from it,” and “most likely overpower it.”
A screenshot of its height, weight and other specs below shows the robot’s basic stats.
It will also have “huma level hands” and eight cameras on board.
“Without explicit line-by-line instructions, can you talk to it and say, pick up that bolt and attach it to that car with that wrench? And it should be able to do that,” Musk says.
“It should be able to, you know, ‘Please go to the store and get me the following groceries,’” Musk later adds.
“This I think will be quite profound because if you say it like, ‘What is the economy?’
“It is, at the foundation it is labor. So what happens if there is no shortage of labor? This is why I think long term that there will need to be Universal Basic Income.
“Essentially in the future, physical work will be a choice. If you want to do it you can, but you wouldn’t need to do it.
“Yeah, I think we can do that,” Musk concludes to a smattering of applause.