Updated: August 22, 2021 9:05:09 am
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his the electric automobile company is taking the next step in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is all set to launch a humanoid robot prototype, probably by next year. As images of the upcoming robot was unveiled, it took social media by storm and reminded people about dystopian movies where cyborgs took over.
Titled “Tesla Bot” it has been designed for dangerous, repetitive or boring work that people don’t like to do. Speaking at Tesla’s AI Day event, the billionaire entrepreneur said the robot would have “profound implications for the economy” and address labour shortage. He also stressed on the importance of making the new addition to his Tesla family, which he says is not “super-expensive.”
The humanoid model, which would be five feet eight inches tall, would be able to handle a variety of jobs from lifting heavy objects to mundane household chores. And netizens couldn’t pass off the opportunity to poke some fun and share all Terminator jokes!
Things also took a hilarious turn at the event as Musk decided to introduce an actor in a bodysuit, resembling the bot, who flaunted some killer dancing moves!
Social media is abuzz with jokes and memes online, with netizens sharing their favourite ‘I, Robot’ joke to imagine what it would be like to spend time with the humanoid robot. From going to the market to killing insects, netizens have started imagining hilarious situations in which they might find the Telsa Bot.
— Sir Doge of the Coin (@dogeofficialceo) August 20, 2021
Where have I seen Elon musks Tesla Bot before…. pic.twitter.com/JHNmetEwPa
— CaptainMB (@capnyuji) August 20, 2021
— Sam Bot 🦾 (@SamTwits) August 20, 2021
When my Tesla Bot connects automatically to my girlfriends wifi pic.twitter.com/loNthCqkVN
— Bazinga (@BBingBBoom7) August 20, 2021
My Tesla bot going to 7/11 to grab me a slurpee pic.twitter.com/Oc6ym0bDn2
— ⚡️StarBoy⚡️ (@jacintotoobeast) August 20, 2021
— JOΞL (TheTVA.eth) (@AgeOfJoeltron) August 20, 2021
Me running into a Tesla Bot at the Mall Food Court for the first time be like: pic.twitter.com/0aNOBeHVFV
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) August 20, 2021
Me after the Tesla bot at my local store starts saying: “pay or be terminated immediately ” pic.twitter.com/IdooYjgxiS
— Haakon (@hakkaman00) August 20, 2021
when the Tesla bot is recharging so there’s no one to kill the bug in my apartment pic.twitter.com/0NgGyK1abG
— Knyck Sutherland (@KnyckSutherland) August 20, 2021
Me and my Tesla Bot getting a midnight snack pic.twitter.com/86MKrxyOpJ
— Stan Lewis (@StanLewis_) August 20, 2021
— 📸 hellokehn (@Bb1Kehn) August 20, 2021
Tesla also unveiled chips it designed in-house for its high-speed computer, Dojo, to help develop its automated driving system. Musk said Dojo would be operational next year.
[With inputs from Reuters]
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