According to the entrepreneur, the prototype of the robot with a height of about 172 cm and a weight of about 56 kg will be equipped with an artificial intelligence system and a set of sensors used in electric vehicles produced by the company.

Tesla is preparing to present a prototype of the anthropomorphic robot Tesla Bot in 2022. This was stated by the head of the company, Elon Musk, at a corporate conference, which was broadcast on the Tesla website.

According to Musk, the prototype of the robot with a height of human height (about 172 cm) and a weight of about 56 kg will be equipped with an artificial intelligence system and a set of sensors used in electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

“If you think about it, Tesla can already be called the world’s largest manufacturer of robots because our cars resemble semi-intelligent robots on wheels,” Musk said, noting that the technologies developed by his company “would be logical to put in a humanoid form.”

The prototype of the Tesla Bot will be assembled from lightweight materials. Instead of a face, the robot will be equipped with a monitor to display useful information. Thanks to about 40 drive mechanisms, the robot will walk at a speed of about 8 km/h and will be able to lift objects weighing up to 20 kg.

“It is assumed that he will be friendly,” the head of the company noted with a laugh. He stressed that first of all, the Tesla Bot will be designed to “perform complex and boring tasks” and will even be able to go shopping. According to Musk, the prototype of the robot will be presented “within the next year.”