Flying robots that build things open doors to automated architecture

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Rocco Penn December 29 Lifestyle

In the movies, it always start innocently. They are designed to help humans, to do the mundane or difficult tasks that are better suited for non-sentient robots rather than men and women. In the end, they always turn on us.

Hopefully, the folks at the Swiss Federated Institute of Technology in Zurich are keeping that in mind as they develop the system for the Flying Machine Enabled Construction project. The video below displays where they are as of now in this first public demonstration:

“The installation, called “Flight Assembled Architecture”, was conceived and built by teams led by my colleagues Fabio Gramazio & Matthias Kohler as well as Raffaello D’Andrea at the ETH Zurich. It illustrates a radically new way of thinking about materializing architecture: Use a multitude of mobile flying agents working in parallel and acting together as a scalable production means. As you can see in the video, the quadrocopters are programmed to interact, lift, transport and assemble small modules in order to erect a building.”

Mankind, rejoice, but keep don’t turn your backs on them.

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Written by Rocco Penn

A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
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December 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Never really thought about it liek that before. Makes a lot of sense dude.
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#3
Aguilera
January 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Movie is always movie! It need to get some attractive points to let the audiences go to the cinema!

 

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