A still from the presentation of Elon Musk's Tesla Humanoid Robot.
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Elon Musk's humanoid robot is just another Tesla publicity stunt

This isn't the first time the company has promised an advanced prototype within a year.

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Andrew Tarantola
August 26, 2021 8:45 PM

Though it makes popular and groundbreaking electric vehicles, Tesla has had a less than stellar track record when it comes to the company's more ambitious future-facing projects. CEO Elon Musk's 2019 promise of unleashing a million autonomous "robotaxis" onto America's streets and highways has failed to materialize while the "full self-driving" technology that promise was premised on has failed drivers with such stunning regularity that the NHTSA has launched a federal investigation into it. So are we to believe that the same man whose company once designed a cut-rate mini-submarine and tried to distribute knock-off ventilators is capable of building a fully-functional robot prototype within the year?

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