The visionary world of Elon Musk
Musk announces Tesla's plan to build a humanoid robot
One of the richest and most visionary entrepreneurs of the modern age, Elon Musk continues to astound the business world with his flair for innovation and commercial intelligence. Meanwhile, he's also become a celebrity.
Elon Musk is on his way to the moon, but in the meantime, he's announced Tesla's next big project. The carmaker will be branching out into the world of AI robots in the coming year. Musk says they're planning to develop a humanoid robot using the AI system created for their self-driving car. The "Tesla Bot" model he revealed at an AI event in August was 5 ft. 8 in (172cm) and weighed 125 pounds (47kg). Tesla aims to release a functioning prototype sometime next year.
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