Elon Musk unveils humanoid robot to take over ‘boring’ work


By Dana HullEd Ludlow

Elon Musk announced a new direction for Tesla's AI efforts: to create a humanoid robot to do the "boring" work so humans don't have to. — dpa via AP

As Elon Musk stood in the wings at Tesla Inc.’s AI day, a person dressed in a skintight white suit and grey space helmet did a jerky robot dance across the stage.

And with that, Musk flagged a move into a new realm of science-fiction: lifelike humanoid robots designed to take the drudgery out of everyday life.

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