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Old 10-01-2018, 02:06 PM   #1
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Your replacement is on the horizon...............


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But can he/she/it cut?

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Not worried yet.
Its slow,
the quality looks like crap
and labor is still a lot cheaper haha
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That thing is clearly drunk. I dont want it on my job sites.
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I'll wait for the ones that can paint.
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Not worried yet.
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Absolutely. Not to mention the video is cut together, and it's probably even worse in real life. However in just a few years they've come a long long way.
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No question, it's slow, it's spinning out the screws, missed the drywall on the top plate, but at the same time it shows the handwriting on the wall. These systems are in the horseless carriage stage of development, think what they'll be like in 5-10 years.... robots and AI, that's the future whether one likes it or not.
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No question, it's slow, it's spinning out the screws, missed the drywall on the top plate, but at the same time it shows the handwriting on the wall. These systems are in the horseless carriage stage of development, think what they'll be like in 5-10 years.... robots and AI, that's the future whether one likes it or not.
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That’s me on a Monday, he only needs a cup of coffee.
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It can do the lifting for me Lol
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No question, it's slow, it's spinning out the screws, missed the drywall on the top plate, but at the same time it shows the handwriting on the wall. These systems are in the horseless carriage stage of development, think what they'll be like in 5-10 years.... robots and AI, that's the future whether one likes it or not.
would be funny to see it bed tape and sand...maybe with its own arm-mounted bazooka/taper? but collecting gypsum dust in those joints/servos might take it too its knees after so long.

I can envision a model just for drywall... but with so many variables and considerations...can anyone imagine getting a level 4 finish?

Huge R & D for a modifiable 'trades bot' that can be retrofitted for multiple trades might speed things up. Out from such a controlled type situation.
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Do you guys know that the government seriously has a program called skynet I mean who thought that was a good idea,?

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That's going to kill high-rise unions it'll never deal with my customers Are basements. Lol
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I have yet to see costs/projected for any of these humanoid bots. Even though they're not ready for production.

Even if they could do...they'll be cost prohibitive for some time IMHO.

When there becomes a drywall bot, I suspect it'd have a whole new form of articulation. Adjustable width footprint (for hanging higher up and ceilings) with maybe four arm grabbers to balance sheets, etc.

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I have yet to see costs/projected for any of these humanoid bots. Even though they're not ready for production.

Even if they could do...they'll be cost prohibitive for some time IMHO.

When there becomes a drywall bot, I suspect it'd have a whole new form of articulation. Adjustable width footprint (for hanging higher up and ceilings) with maybe four arm grabbers to balance sheets, etc.
That's what I'm thinking too, they'll be designs that will be radically different and equally radically efficient, they won't try to mimic human form, who knows what form(s) they'll take, likely multiple arm grabbers like you mention, possibly smaller group bots communicating and working in unison to be more efficient.
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That's what I'm thinking too, they'll be designs that will be radically different and equally radically efficient, they won't try to mimic human form, who knows what form(s) they'll take, likely multiple arm grabbers like you mention, possibly smaller group bots communicating and working in unison to be more efficient.
Which may also bring on a modification to building standards, to help accommodate the onboard capabilities of the bots (for unitized consistency, etc)

As sci fi as it sounds, there may need for a human presence to attend to the bots needs; assuring that all floor surfaces are clean, and free of debris and obstruction, to monitor and maintain performance including charge, reservoir compound, sandpaper cartridges, etc

When this day comes, and it may not be too far away, I see contractor groups widdled down to the few (justifying investment/startup). And it will be with a big hit to the professional drywaller ego...

Adios Drywallers -- Hola Drywall-Bot Helpers !

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Sadly, there are still a few quirks that they can't seem to get past.

The drywall bots:

Show up late pretty much everyday of the week
Once a week, they leave early to deal with baby mama issues
Every other Friday, they leave early to cash their checks.
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When there becomes a drywall bot, I suspect it'd have a whole new form of articulation. Adjustable width footprint (for hanging higher up and ceilings) with maybe four arm grabbers to balance sheets, etc.
And decidedly non-humanoid. For handling, a single large arm with air suction to grab the sheet and lift/rotate as necessary. Multiple ancillary arms for driving fasteners. Stud locations, outlets and whatnot mapped out optically before hanging starts.

Nah, I won't live to see it.
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And decidedly non-humanoid. For handling, a single large arm with air suction to grab the sheet and lift/rotate as necessary. Multiple ancillary arms for driving fasteners. Stud locations, outlets and whatnot mapped out optically before hanging starts.

Nah, I won't live to see it.
Like most everything, their prospect will be likely reduced to effective costs.

Around here, hangars and "finishers" tend bid less than dirt cheap. You're telling me you're gonna develop, setup, run & maintain such an exotic fetch - to compete on cost terms? Who's kidding who?

You would be seeing these odd metal bonies fast forwarding it in percent time through the framed structures...

Best case, they'll achieve economies on large scale projects. At least initially and for some time.

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