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Robots May Threaten Future Of Home Construction Industry

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posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:11 AM
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I just realized, and maybe i missed it, but are all the services to this home (wireing, plumbing, heating,) going to be external? or exposed inside?

I dont know, i started out rough with this thing, then i thought "well lets see im getting a lot of flack so ill think about it," but now this thing is starting to seem like another info-mercial gadget, only worth millions. all the same problems are going to occure once we have the shell built, interior systems still need to be installed, we are just saving trees, which im all for, but i gotta ask.

what are we going to do with all this concrete? seriously? how do we get rid of this crap? it's everywhere and its rather unattractive dont you think? im moving back the bush.




posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
Did you watch the video? Did you check out the links? I've worked with similar technology and can say it's far from magic.

[edit on 1-3-2007 by sardion2000]


who cares what you did. the energy to do all this work is not worth the cost projected across the cost of doing things the way they are being done now with the energy required to do all the work. the change in energy consumption with respect to job task difficulty could cripple the economy.

where would half of the crap required to pull an idea like this out of thin air and turn it into a functioning machine derive from?

the idea is crap, and the popularity stems from an inate curiosity unsatisfied with proportion to a lack of achievement in figuring out that robots cannot do an infinitismal portion of what is shown on tv or in the movies.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by etotheitheta

Originally posted by sardion2000
Did you watch the video? Did you check out the links? I've worked with similar technology and can say it's far from magic.

[edit on 1-3-2007 by sardion2000]


who cares what you did. the energy to do all this work is not worth the cost projected across the cost of doing things the way they are being done now with the energy required to do all the work. the change in energy consumption with respect to job task difficulty could cripple the economy.

where would half of the crap required to pull an idea like this out of thin air and turn it into a functioning machine derive from?


the idea is crap, and the popularity stems from an inate curiosity unsatisfied with proportion to a lack of achievement in figuring out that robots cannot do an infinitismal portion of what is shown on tv or in the movies.
LOLOL, i dont know what have the words you said even mean, but I concure.



[edit on 2-3-2007 by tom goose]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:36 AM
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i accidently flagged this thread, i dont know what that means so if i didn't mean it sorry, and if i did... good.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 06:31 AM
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ABOUT BLOODY TIME!


i am sick of the rip-off scumbags charging vast fortunes for a roof over your head...

and profiteering at the expense of poor people who are enslaved as a result to paying of mortgages for their entire life....

did you see the vast profits banks are making...tens of $billions per bank...



automated housebuilding is vital to stop these scumbags ruining people's life...

i want more and more automated housebuilding to take place...



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by frayed1
The prices of 'normally' constructed houses are rapidly getting beyond the purchasing ability of many.......when they reach the point that only the wealthy can afford them, the industry will suffer any way. Pre-fab of some kind is inevitable.
[edit on 1-3-2007 by frayed1]


Amen! My wife and I are purchasing a home that's not quite what we want, but what we can afford. The price of homes has literally doubled in the last five years in my area, and quadrupled in the last 10 years.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by etotheitheta
who cares what you did. the energy to do all this work is not worth the cost projected across the cost of doing things the way they are being done now with the energy required to do all the work. the change in energy consumption with respect to job task difficulty could cripple the economy.


You sure shut me up with all those facts and figures. Oh wait...
/sarcasm

Would you care to actually link to some proofs or crunch the numbers yourself? You seem like yet another who feels threatened. The burden of proof is on you sir.

Though, making outlandish claims like "it could cripple the economy" doesn't do much to help your argument... or lack of one as is the case.

Like for instance, Did you take into consideration the amount of energy it takes to cut down, mill and transport the lumber used in conventional housing?



the idea is crap, and the popularity stems from an inate curiosity unsatisfied with proportion to a lack of achievement in figuring out that robots cannot do an infinitismal portion of what is shown on tv or in the movies.


This is the second time someone has accused me of lacking something, either usefulness or achievement. Why is that? No one even knows me or who the hell I am...

Perhaps you should actually educate yourself before posting. A good start would be to actually read the links and watch the video(or go to Engineering school like me). Otherwise I just assume you're trolling.


where would half of the crap required to pull an idea like this out of thin air and turn it into a functioning machine derive from?


The proof of concept already exists. WATCH THE VIDEO!


I just realized, and maybe i missed it, but are all the services to this home (wireing, plumbing, heating,) going to be external? or exposed inside?


It depends upon the design I guess.


what are we going to do with all this concrete? seriously? how do we get rid of this crap? it's everywhere and its rather unattractive dont you think? im moving back the bush.


Well I'm rooming with a guy working on a new type of concrete that has a rather couple of neat properties.

1. It's lighter and has a higher R value than regular concrete due to the fact that 12 % of it's volume is filled by a vacuum by using microscopic vacuum 'filled' balls.

2. When it's done curing, it looks very similar to granite.

Basically, in order for this system to become attractive to home buyers it will have to use different methods, materials and skill-sets.

I'm still wavering on whether these things will be used on the job site, or just be used to create prefab homes.

[edit on 2-3-2007 by sardion2000]



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Sure...

continue to sit there and whine and pout about other people not believing these fantastic ideas while all this time, there are no robots painting my garage or wiping my ass. Get over it, this isn't disneyland, this is real life.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:12 PM
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No, but they are however, making that paint for your garage and the toilet paper so you can wipe your ass, lol.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:20 PM
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Well if this proves to be successful, how many of yall would not mind having a spherical home?

A large developer could buy one robot and spit out a whole brand new subdivision and make its money in probably less than a year, or even off of a single project if it had at least a couple hundred homes.

Oh and as far as wiping your ass, theres a toilet that will flush your ass clean, does that count?



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by DYepes
Well if this proves to be successful, how many of yall would not mind having a spherical home?

A large developer could buy one robot and spit out a whole brand new subdivision and make its money in probably less than a year, or even off of a single project if it had at least a couple hundred homes.


like Halliburton, and the concentration camps that will be needed. its not like those homes are going to need heating and ventalation right. just a dome over your head.

cheap housing isn't the problem. Its yupies that cant save their money and end up borrow it from banks that then get the control of setting market value.

everyones getting what they want right now. The ability to have more than your neighbor is why people move to america. this is will strip us of our right to act better than other people.

send that crap to some socialist country, or maybe the third world.



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 12:45 PM
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I do believe your suffering from a bad case of paranoia. Sure Halliburton could get one of these, but their primary business usually involves constructing multi-story buildings of a large scale. This first robot may not be suitable to their needs.

I was speaking primarily of family home developers. I sure would love a scallop-shaped home, thatd be "neato".



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 03:59 PM
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Back to the topic of housing designs...

Anyone here play Battlefield 2142?
The design for housing in that game is phenominal. I would like to see stack block housing like that implemented.
The rich of course wouldnt want something so basic, but imagine what it could do for low-end income housing!

You could mass produce stackable housing units, and crane drop them on site, ready to use. It would be especially good for natural desaster housing.



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