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Monday, December 05, 2011

Flying Robots Construct Six Meter Tower


On December 2 in Orléans, France, a crew of four quadrocopters assembled a six-meter-tall tower using 1,500 foam blocks as part of the FRAC Centre's "Flight Assembled Architecture" exhibit. The project was a collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, whose researchers had previously taught these flying machines to juggle ping-pong balls.

Using motion capture technology, these autonomous flying robots assembled a 1:100 model of a 600-meter tall "vertical village" arcology designed to house 30,000 inhabitants

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