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Tesla Will Have Metal Gear Snake Autocoupler, Musk Confirms

Tesla's Metal Gear Snake Autocoupler, also known as the snake robot recharger, is really going to be instantiated, according to Elon Musk in a recent series of tweets.

In a follow-up tweet, the CEO confirmed that Tesla still has plans for the robot snake charge concept:

Here's what it looks like:

See Tesla Robotaxis Will Automatically Recharge Themselves for yet more confirmation from Musk, this time from the 2019 Autonomy Day presentation.

Science fiction fans will of course check out the self-charging robots from the 1960 short story Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr, the first reference to this idea that I know about. Oh, and don't forget the steel robot tentacles from HG Wells' 1898 classic War of the Worlds.

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