Flying Robots that Build Things

Quadrotors (flying robots) stack styrofoam bricks

The future is happening, and soon. That’s because in the near future a small swarm of flying robots (or maybe just two) will stack polystyrene bricks at the FRAC center into a small structure. The stack’s height might be modest, but this wavy and wonky wall will feature the computational complexity typical of Gramazio and Kohler. The Swiss team has partnered with Raffaello D’Andrea (if you haven’t seen his Robotic Chair, do yourself a favor and click here) to realize this installation that resembles a marriage of architecture and science fiction. The exhibition Flight Assembled Architecture, and the future, start tomorrow.


December 1, 2011 / By