Panic sparked Elon Musk’s “terrifying” humanoid Tesla robot, set to be unveiled next month

TESLA may be known for building arguably Tomorrowland’s sexy vehicles, but now they’re about to unveil their first expansion into actual robotics.

Optimus, the first humanoid robot, was unveiled at the brand’s annual shareholder meeting last week.

These hands reportedly belong to the Tesla Bot prototype

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These hands reportedly belong to the Tesla Bot prototypeCredit: Tesla
The first Tesla Bot, Optimum, is rumored to be unveiled on September 30 and includes a 5'8" stature and a digital screen as a face

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The first Tesla Bot, Optimum, is rumored to be unveiled on September 30 and features a 5ft 8in stature and a digital screen for a faceCredit: Tesla

Despite Musk’s excitement over the release of the Tesla bot, some people find the machine sounds terrifying.

A Creative Bloq reporter described the shareholders’ “first look” as “very, very creepy.”

Tech fans have also taken to Twitter to voice concerns.

A person tweeted: “Speaking of robots being freaking creepy, have you seen the Tesla bot?”

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while another said: “This AI bot is awkward/creepy Elon.”

At Tesla’s first AI Day last year, some of the company’s details about the robot were shared: its 5ft 8in stature and an on-screen face shared by Creative Bloq.

Elon Musk mentioned that the robot would be ready in a year.

Enter: AI Day Part 2 is slated for September 30, where Tesla fans will either get the much-anticipated confirmation or be urged to be patient.

The robot, according to the outlet, was designed with the intention of serving Tesla’s factories and doing simple tasks currently done by employees.

As a visionary, Musk told the shareholders’ meeting that he expects Optimus to be “more valuable than the car in the long run.”

“It will turn the whole concept of the economy upside down.”

Musk has also noted that the robot has the potential to receive an AI brain that would empower it to perform more complicated tasks and behaviors.

He has big plans for his humanoid robots, billionaire Tesla and the CEO of SpaceX revealed in a podcast last year.

Musk told the Lex Fridman Podcast that his Tesla Bots could one day be both companions and workers.

He said: “It could develop a unique personality over time. It’s not that all robots are the same.

“This personality could evolve to suit the owner, or whatever you want to call it.”

Technological advances have caused panic on Twitter.

@TinyFighterGirl tweeted “People need people, not AI. NO THANK YOU.”

They ended their post with a meme from the office where Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott shakes his head and says, “No. I do not like it.

Musk also explained that the first focus of his humanoid robots is to do jobs that humans don’t want to do.

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Despite, or perhaps because of, its imperfections, Musk said the robot could make “the perfect sidekick.”

The last AI day took place near Tesla’s global headquarters, Musk’s gigafactory Texas.

Tesla has teased the premiere of Optimum with robotic hands in a heart. At last year's AI Day, Elon Musk stated that the robot would be ready in a year

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Tesla has teased the premiere of Optimum with robotic hands in a heart. At last year’s AI Day, Elon Musk stated that the robot would be ready in a yearCredit: Tesla

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Chris Barrese

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