Last year, Elon Musk showed off the Tesla Optimus humanoid robot concept. The primary task of a machine is to do repetitive, boring, or dangerous work, i.e., one that most people avoid.
During an interview with Matthias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, Elon shared his thoughts on the humanoid robots that are being worked on.
“Humanity has built the world in such a way that a two-legged humanoid with two hands and ten fingers can easily interact with it. Therefore, if you want a robot to be able to do the same as people, it should be about the same size, shape and capabilities, ”said Elon Max.
Many are seriously and rightly worried that mass-produced machine humanoids will begin to replace people in common activities, like labor migrants who are ready to work on more favorable terms for the employer. That is why the interviewer asked if robots would also be useful in everyday life, for example, as a helper in the home. In response, Musk stated that Optimus would be a “universal humanoid”. Also, do not exclude the possibility of downloading the capabilities of the human personality into the machine.
“We could upload things that we think make us so unique. As for the preservation of our memories, our personality, I think we could do it, ”Elon argued.
By the end of 2023, Musk promised the start of mass production of the Tesla Optimus. The first Tesla robot, namely the Tesla Bot, was introduced in August 2021. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.