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Elon Musk Says You Could Probably Beat A Tesla Bot In A Fight

In a new turn of events, after being an anti-AI advocate and warning people repeatedly about AI taking over, it seems like Elon Musk finally caved in and announced a humanoid “Tesla Bot”. But don’t worry, according to Musk, you’ll “most likely” be able to beat the bot if it turns evil and decides to come for you (Say what now?!)

Earlier this week at the “AI Day” event on Thursday, Musk announced that they’re working on a humanoid robot called “Tesla bot” which would probably be released sometime around 2021. The robot would be operated on Tesla’s Autopilot AI algorithms and would most likely stand at five-foot-eight feet height, weigh about 125 pounds and travel at a max speed of five miles per hour. It seems like there was a good reason why Musk described the physical traits of the robot. It was to assure people that if by any chance, the robot decides to have a mind of its own and try to come after the owner, (we’ve seen way too many sci-fi movies to actually believe something like this could happen) they could easily defeat it in a battle or have enough strength to escape from the evil AI. “We’re setting it such that it is at a mechanical level, at a physical level, you can run away from it and most likely overpower it,” Musk said at the event. “Hopefully that doesn’t ever happen, but you never know,” he added (jee thanks, that makes us feel so much better)

But enough with all the AI taking over the world talk. Since there’s no actual prototype for the Tesla bot yet, it seems like the company had to improvise by using a human dressed in a unitard and perform an epic robot dance to convince the audience that it didn’t mean any harm to them…yet. After watching the video, we’re not surprised that people don’t take robots seriously…