Night-time use of Tesla bot: monitor your sleep and subtly reposition your limbs to prevent pinched nerves, snoring, or being too cold/hot
Image credit: Simone Lelli, Tesla robot
Darko SavicJun 22, 2022
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A feature idea for the upcoming Tesla bot: While charging, have it monitor your sleep and subtly reposition your limbs to prevent pinched nerves, obstructed airways, or being too cold/hot. All without waking you up.
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How it works
The bot would sit quietly by your bed and observe you sleep while charging its batteries. When you position yourself in an uncomfortable position and remain in it for more than a few minutes it would begin to gently reposition your limbs as if playing the Jenga game. In the fewest number of moves, it would get your body back to a comfortable position where neither your airways nor your nerves are obstructed. All without you noticing.
The bot has 2 objectives:
Don't wake the human up.
Don't let the human be uncomfortable. This includes pinched nerves from uncomfortable limb positions, being cold or hot, and having the airways obstructed (snoring). Did I forget anything else that the bot could take care of?
The human could wear a device like the Oura smart ring, that measures his/her heart rate, body temperature, and blood oxygen. Based on the measurements it knows what stage of sleeping you are in. The bot could use this info to know when to stop touching you.
The humanoid robot
When first announcing the Tesla humanoid robot last year, Elon Musk said that they would have a working prototype by the end of 2022. Recently he said that Tesla aims to start production of the robot in 2023.
It doesn't have to be Tesla bot. It could as well be any other brand of personal assistant robot. I think Tesla might be the first to get a suitable product to the market.