Tesla Plans To Help Staff Factories With Thousands Of Humanoid Robots In Near Future
The future may be here sooner than you think with Tesla’s new AI initiative
Robots have long been an example of futuristic advancements. While we have used robotics in a variety of ways for years, the technology has continued to evolve and become increasingly sophisticated. Seemingly always on the cutting edge of tech, Tesla has confirmed their intent to help staff their factories in the near future with thousands of humanoid robots.
Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased his company’s intent to pursue the potential of robots, prioritizing it as a top initiative. Electrek’s Fred Lambert recently reported that this has been ramped up even more, with the tech giant valuing their Optimus humanoid robot above other new product launches.
These humanoid robots will operate via artificial intelligence designed by the same team that has worked on the company’s Autopilot self-driving software.
Lambert wrote that on multiple occasions, Musk has expressed his belief that Tesla Bots could change the world, including its economies. Internally, Tesla has plans to utilize thousands of these robots in their factories to help maximize production of their Tesla electric vehicles. Musk explained:
“Tesla is on a path to build humanoid bi-pedal robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks. Core to the Tesla Bot, the motion planning stack presents a unique opportunity to work on state-of-the-art algorithms for motion planning and navigation culminating in their deployment to real world production applications. Our motion planning software engineers develop and own this stack from inception to deployment. Most importantly, you will see your work repeatedly shipped to and utilized by thousands of Humanoid Robots within our factories.”
This embrace of robots and AI appears to be a 180-degree turn for Musk, who less than a decade ago went on the record on multiple occasions about his fears regarding the potential dangers of such technology on humankind. He reasoned:
“This is not a case of crying wolf about something I don’t understand. I am not alone in thinking we should be worried…