For some time now Shopbot has been working on the Handibot.
I see that they now have a stand alone website specifically dedicated to it. http://www.handibot.com/index.php
I am wondering what our pros think of something like this and whether they see it being worthwhile in their businesses. Costs aside assuming the cost to fund it was no issue. Say one could even rent it. What then.
I can imagine places where it could be of benefit, but having witnessed what pros can do with simple tools and do it efficiently i am wondering if this is an aid or gimmick.
I can see it being used more in something like a production housing complex where say kitchen sinks are cut cookie cutter style from one house to the other. But i would presume in situations like that a pro outfit already has a jig, fixture of sort to suite without the cost/ setup requirement.
So while i am a keen supporter of innovation i am having difficulty seeing the cost benefit in this one. Would love to hear from guys like Mike, Rich, Chuck and Bruce and any other pros as to their thoughts on this unit.
Is this a potential game changer for a pro contractor? Does it have the ability to improve productivity of the business? Is it just a potential place where further errors can be introduced to the job?