People in different sectors have a slight fear of robots taking over their livelihood. Well, now, If you’re a construction worker you may already be concerned about robots that can build walls 24/7 without ever getting tired. Still, the much-complicated tasks like installing drywall were left out for human workers, not anymore, props humanoid robot HRP-5P.
Humanoid Robot HRP-5P Does Complicated Stuff
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), focused on tackling socio-economic problems extends its helping hand by building robots which can do complicated stuff. The institute’s latest breakthrough is a humanoid robot called HRP-5P.
The robot HRP-5P is capable of handling drywall installation (a big deal in robotics). The HRP-5P capable of understanding the layout of a room, finding and picking up drywall panels, positioning them correctly, and attaching them to the wall, thanks to a range of different technologies, which includes object detection, motion planning, and environmental measurement.
Mind you, the actions might be clumsy and slow, but the drywall was positioned correctly and secured properly. Add the ability to work 24/7 without getting tired would be enough to please construction companies to invest in it. Then again, robots like this one could be a boon or a curse to humans, depends.