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Watch Tesla’s seriously creepy robotic charger plug into a car by itself

Published Aug 6th, 2015 3:05PM EDT
Tesla Model S Robotic Charger Video

Remembering to plug in your Tesla at night for charging isn’t something that most Tesla owners forget on a regular basis. Nonetheless, Tesla is working on a solution – albeit a very creepy one – that will make sure you never have to bother remembering to charge your car at night ever again.

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Yes, the company has a robot that can automatically find its way to the car’s charging port as soon as you park near it.

The company posted a short video on Twitter of the prototype charger robot in action. As you’ll see in the short clip below, the snake-shaped robot knows the car is parked in its vicinity and starts moving to find it. And it so happens that it moves like a robotic snake.

After all, Tesla said it’s working on a robot that moves out from the wall and connects like a solid metal snake to the car. The end result is a mixture of awesome and scary, two adjectives we normally associate first with Google products. Check it out for yourself below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.