Tesla Optimus bot

August 2021

Elon Musk's announcement at Tesla's AI Day that the automotive company will launch a 'Tesla Bot' prototype in 2022 is met with a mixture of acclaim, disbelief, and incredulity. The bot will supposedly eliminate 'dangerous, repetitive, boring tasks'.

Earlier, the US NHTSA had announced it is launching an official investigation into Tesla's Autopilot system.

Operator: Tesla
Developer:
Tesla
Country: US
Sector:
Automotive
Purpose: Eliminate 'dangerous, repetitive, boring tasks'
Technology: Robotics
Issue: Marketing - hype