Not to mention that Tesla wound up removing a bunch of robots on the Model 3 line because they were actually a detriment.Not to mention you are seeing maybe a couple thousand square feet in those pictures of 2.5+ million square foot factory. Musk has always been consumed with the “machine that makes the machine” more than the product he’s building. So you see a lot of media coverage of that because that’s where Tesla takes them to film. I think Rivian is more focused on the final product, and thus we see more of that. All speculation on my part, of course.
" Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated. "