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On the Lex Friedman Podcast earlier this week, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tackled a variety of topics, including the Tesla Bot announced last August.
According to Elon Musk there is no concrete timeline for the Tesla Bot except that for the general plan that it “will get done,” as Musk has stated before.
That said, he believes a “decent” prototype will be unveiled by the end of 2022, once certain challenges are overcome.
Asked by Friedman whether the Tesla Bot would have any companion abilities, Musk admits that he hadn’t thought of it yet. But it could, if it was needed of it, he says.
“It could develop a personality over time that is unique. It's not like all the robots are the same,” he says, admitting that it could become “an incredible buddy like R2D2 or C3PO.”