Is it possible a Tesla idea is not exactly a total instant hit?

The jury’s out, but beyond those who express approval, descriptions found around the Web in response to a prototype automatic metallic “snake” charging device have included “creepy,” “scary,” and more unseemly connotations have also come to the mind of observers.

A video shows the simple operation of a robotic device that gets close to sci-fi but does little more thn save Tesla owners the trouble of having to plug in the electric vehicle supply equipment by hand.

More than half a year ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted it was coming:

Here its is. For realz.

Here its is. For realz.

The device as it now works takes a bit over half a minute to plug in. It could also work in conjunction with automatic park functions, and Musk said it will work with all future Tesla’s as well.