Tesla Job Postings Seek Engineers for its ‘Humanoid Robot’ in Palo Alto

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Tesla is seeking engineers for its Humanoid Robot team, as part of its goal to debut a working ‘Tesla Bot’ prototype next year.

Currently, Tesla has four job postings positions in Palo Alto, California, for the following (as spotted by @Tesla_Adri):

  • Mechanical Engineer-Actuator Integration (Humanoid Robot)
  • Mechanical Engineer-Actuator Gear Design (Humanoid Robot)
  • Senior Humanoid Mechatronic Robotics Architect
  • Senior Humanoid Modeling Robotics Architect

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For the Mechanical Engineer-Actuator Integration position, the description reads:

Tesla’s actuator team designs and builds actuators for humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot). The team joins mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative environment.

This position is critical to the development of the high-performance electromechanical rotary and linear actuator systems for humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot). Tesla actuators need to deliver high performance, efficiency, and torque (force) density. You will join the team of electromagnetic motor design engineers to develop the most torque and force dense rotary and linear actuator systems in the world.

As part of the design team, you will be responsible for mechanical design and integration of the actuator components. You will also support industrialization and production activities.

Tesla recently added ‘Tesla Bot’ to its artificial intelligence website, seeking prospective employees to help “build the future of artificial intelligence”.

At Tesla’s AI Day, Elon Musk surprised everyone when he announced the ‘Tesla Bot’, a humanoid robot that is designed to be “friendly”, while it also has a goal to “eliminate dangerous, repetitive, boring tasks.”

A prototype is planned for 2022, but during the presentation, all that was shown on-stage was a dancer in a robot costume. While critics doubted the timeline of ‘Tesla Bot’, one should never count out Musk and company (never bet against the guy who brought self-landing rockets to real life).