According to a new job listing for the Tesla Bot program, Tesla plans to have “thousands of humanoid robots in its factories.”

With science fiction promising us flying cars and robot butlers for decades, people don’t take tech companies that announce humanoid robots seriously.

When Elon Musk brought a dancer in a robot suit on stage to announce the Tesla Bot program at Tesla AI Day last year, it didn’t help people take it seriously; many took it as a joke and did not believe that Tesla was serious about developing a humanoid robot.

However, Musk has made it clear that the humanoid robot program has become a priority at Tesla.

During an early 2022 product roadmap update, Musk said this In 2022, Tesla prioritizes the development of Optimus humanoid robots new product launches that have been delayed until 2023.

Since then, Musk has said several times that people don’t appreciate the value the Tesla Bot can bring to the world. He even said that it could completely change the world economy.

But Tesla doesn’t even need customers for the Optimus robot to prove its worth; an automaker plans to become a better customer by introducing robots into its factories.

In the job listing “Motion planning and navigation, Tesla bot”, the company Tesla writes that it plans to use “thousands of humanoid robots in its factories”:

Tesla is on the path of creating humanoid two-pedal robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks. The core of the Tesla Bot, the motion planning stack provides a unique opportunity to work on state-of-the-art algorithms for motion planning and navigation, culminating in their deployment in real-world production applications. Our motion planning software engineers design and own this stack from inception to deployment. the main thing you will see your work repeatedly submitted and used by thousands of humanoid robots in our factories.

The company said the first version of the Tesla Bot will focus on simple, repetitive tasks, making the robot useful in a factory setting.

Tesla is about to unveil the first working prototype of its humanoid robot Day II, September 30.

Electrek’s Take

If Tesla can successfully create a useful humanoid robot, the benefits are clear, especially in the current labor shortage.

But the question is: how advanced will the robot be?

We know that Tesla has invested a lot of resources in artificial intelligence and has made great strides in computer vision, which will also benefit the robot.

However, there will also be a need for robotics development to make the robot truly useful. Did Tesla achieve this? We don’t know yet, but we will soon.

When do you think we’ll see Tesla bots working in Tesla factories? Let us know in the comments section below.

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