Elon Musk said Thursday night at Tesla’s AI Day that the company is building a humanoid robot that can perform human tasks and would have a “profound” impact on the economy. The robot will stand 5 feet 8 inches high, weigh 125 pounds, be able to carry 45 pounds and move as fast as 5 miles per hour.”It’s basically going to start dealing with work that is boring, repetitive and dangerous,” Musk said about it. The robot will have a screen positioned where a human face would be to display “useful information.” The company will have a prototype next year. It will be based on artificial intelligence. Musk described the robot as an extension of Tesla’s work to build self-driving vehicles. The robot will use the same computer chip, and navigate with eight cameras. Musk said Tesla would start by giving the robot five fingers on each hand. Musk also joked that the robot would be friendly.
Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc., founder of The Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. He is also the chairman of the Musk Foundation, which states its purpose is to provide solar-power energy systems in disaster areas as well as other goals. In January 2021, he promised to donate $100 million as a prize to whomever developed the best carbon capture technology.