Tesla is taking delivery of a little army of Kuka robots, and the timing suggests that they will be used to build the Cybertruck electric pickup truck.
We are not talking about an army of Tesla Bots… not yet.
Kuka robots are mostly industrial arm robots used in manufacturing
It is Tesla’s preferred robot for most of its production line along with some FANUC robots.
We reported on Tesla taking a massive delivery of Kuka robots at Gigafactory Texas to build the Model Y production lines last year.
Now Tesla is taking delivery of another large order of Kuka robots, according to a bill of landing spotted by Twitter user @gregtruck:
While a significant number, 66 robots are not actually that many for most automotive production lines.
this could be one of several shipments coming, but Tesla has also been working to simplify its production lines
it has been able to significantly reduce production spaces needed and the number of robots over the last few years.
The timing of this shipment of robots matches Cybertruck production.
We have seen Tesla starting to take delivery and install production equipment for
the highly anticipated start of production of the Cybertruck in 2023.
Tesla has been aiming for a start of production in mid-2023, but it has also always said that the focus of the production teams will
It would coincide with a shift of focus on setting up Cybertruck production in the first few months of 2023.