The Japanese research institute AIST has developed an anthropoid robot that is capable of performing simple repair tasks. Let’s say attach a sheet of drywall.
In the video, the robot with the muted name HRP-5P raises the plasterboard, applies it to the wall and nails it. According to the idea of the creators, AIST is useful in large buildings, where from time to time you need to carry out minor repairs. It is also possible that HRP-5P can be used to work on ships.
Resource The Verge notes that the appearance of such a robot coincides with the forecast of Oxford University for 2013, which dealt with the automation of a number of works. Then the experts decided that the robot would displace the “live” expert in the installation of drywall with a probability of 79%. It looks like the process has begun.