Could Robots Hang Drywall?
The Japanese Advanced Industrial Science and Technology release this video 6 months ago of the HRP-5P.
In this video the robot steps up to a drywall pile picks up a drywall sheet and flip it.
Then you can see HRP-5P walking to the partition wall and screwing the drywall with his screw gun arm.
AIST imagines the HRP-5P being used in the construction industry in response to Japan’s aging population and it's construction skilled trade shortages.
Could it be done?
Maybe in a pre-fab facility or a commercial building layout. But in residential I don't think so.
In the video the robot install the sheet in the middle of the wall and set it right on the floor and What about the 2 ' gap at the top of the wall.
Installing drywall requires thinking, measuring, cutting windows, doors, electrical outlets, using step ladders and stairs.
Not to mention the debris and drywall dust.
I think it is a great accomplishment but the drywall trade is safe for now. #drywall,#drywallrobot,