The lines are crossing.
Imagine a line on a graph representing the average weight of glass items on a construction site over time. Go back 10 years, and go forward ten years. Imagine the line going from small and manageable to large and difficult.
Now imagine a line on a graph representing the cost of robotic glass lifting equipment. Go back 10 years, and go forward 10 years. Imagine the line going from very expensive (low production volumes = high cost) to affordable (high production volumes = low cost).
I believe the lines have crossed. The more work we do with installation teams understanding the challenges on site the more we see that Robots can address these issues. The more work we do with suppliers of this equipment the more we see how affordable and cost justifiable they are.
A client said recently that they want to get into this technology now so that they can take advantage of opportunities that they know are coming, rather than wait. Technology which is about break even now will become very profitable over its useful life.