Tesla tycoon Elon Musk revealed his Optimus robot at Tesla's AI day – but has now promised there's a sexier version yet to come.
An Optimus prototype graced the stage at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and a video showed the humanoid carrying out basic tasks such as watering plants and carrying boxes.
Musk promised the robot would be available to carry out useful tasks "as quickly as possible," claiming "there’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus."
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But already the mogul has promised a spin-off version of the robot which has set tongues wagging.
Taking to Twitter, Musk told his 107.4M followers: "Naturally, there will be a catgirl version of our Optimus robot."
Fans were thrilled at the prospect of the feline robot, and some hoped it would do more than carry out basic household chores.
One wrote: "just in: tesla has cornered the sex robot market."
Another added: "What is it? Robocop? Is that a sex robot?"
A third questioned: "Did @elonmusk just enter the sex robot industry? Can you program Optimus/Catgirl to cry after sex?"
This isn't the first time Musk has discussed dabbling in the sex robot industry.
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Speaking to TED's Chris Anderson back in April, Musk said that robots becoming romantic or sexual partners was "probably inevitable."
"I mean, I did promise the internet that I’d make catgirls," he said at the time. "We could make a robot catgirl."
He added: "I think we’ll have like an interesting prototype sometime this year.
"We might have something useful next year, but I think quite likely within at least two years," meaning fans could get their hands on their very own catgirls by 2024.
The news comes following Musk's second AI day, where he discussed the creation of his first-ever humanoid robot.
Musk slammed humanoid robots currently available on the market, saying they were "missing a brain" and didn't have the intelligence to understand the world around them while also being pricey and made in low volume.
Optimus, he said, would be different.
He boasted the human-like bot would be an "extremely capable robot" and would be manufactured in very high volume, amounting to millions of units.
He also said the bots were expected to cost less than a Tesla, at under $20,000.
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Despite his exploration of the AI space, Musk has previously stated that artificial intelligence could be the cause of a third world war.
He said back in 2017 that whoever created smart robots first would "become the ruler of the world", tweeting at the time: "China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science.
"Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo."
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