Raw Story: University researchers create networked flying robots that build complex structures

Source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/university-researchers-create-networked-flying-robots-build-complex-structures/
Found on: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/university-researchers-create-networked.html
Further reading: http://www.iai.csic.es/users/gds/

Stephen C. Webster
Raw Story
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Imagine a future where massive, flying robots assemble complex structures like skyscrapers or houses, with all the machines working as one, coordinated through a wireless network and custom algorithm.

Granted, a similar process already takes place today on a much smaller scale, albeit guided by human pilots.

But with the potential for human error eliminated, construction times could be drastically reduced. Ultimately, a hyper-streamlined system could result in thousands of construction jobs being eliminated and a surge in urban sprawl.

Such an invention, properly scaled upward, would be simply revolutionary — and that radical vision, scarcely imagined even in science fiction, took its first step toward becoming a reality in 2011.

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Further reading

Construction with Quadrotor Teams (link)

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