Tech & Science Daily: Elon teases humanoid ‘Muskbot’ to take over repetitive work

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If you thought a real-life Elon Musk was quite enough...get ready for the Muskbot because Tesla’s apparently building a humanoid robot it says will have “profound implications for the economy”.

Founder Elon Musk says the firm will launch a humanoid robot prototype next year, designed for dangerous, repetitive, or boring work that people don’t like to do.

Speaking at Tesla’s AI Day event, the billionaire entrepreneur claims the robot, which would stand around 5ft 8in tall, would be able to handle jobs from attaching bolts to cars with a wrench, or picking up groceries at stores.

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