11:40 AM PDT, August 24, 2021
“It’s intended to be friendly, of course, and navigate through a world built for humans and eliminate dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks,” the Tesla co-founder said. “ We’re setting it so that at a physical level, you can run away from it and most likely overpower it.”
But if Tesla Bot is doing grocery shopping and house-cleaning, what does that mean for the people who do those jobs now?
Musk says it may mean that physical work will be optional in the future, and a universal basic income will be needed to sustain those who opt-out of it.
But for now, Tesla needs humans to help build its bot and has put out a call for innovators to join their team.
Musk says he hopes to have a functional prototype next year.