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Tesla creating humanoid robots

14:25, 20 August 2021
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Tesla is to develop a humanoid prototype by 2022, Elon Musk claimed at the Tesla press conference yesterday.


The robot is called “Optimus” and its height is planned to be up to 1,7 meters and the weighing Is about 57 kilograms. The distinguishing feature of the robot is the absence of the face. Elon Musk's project will have an LCD screen.

“It’s intended to be friendly and navigate through a world of humans, and eliminate dangerous, repetitive, and boring tasks,” Musk said.

The head of Tesla also believes that the robot will have to be a good housekeeper. “It should be able to, you know, please go to the store and get me the following groceries, that kind of thing,” Musk added.

Elon Musk is often keen on presenting futuristic and ambitious prospects.

Two years ago, Musk announced that Tesla would release 1 million so-called “robotaxis” in 2020. However, we still haven’t seen anything look alike.

In 2016 the CEO of Tesla talked about the “Solar Roof” project which was aimed to cover household electricity needs across the world in 2021. Nevertheless, Solar Roof hasn’t been put into mass-production yet.