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Flying drones autonomously build a 24-foot rope bridge strong enough for humans

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 23, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Sep 22, 2015

If you aren’t convinced that robotic workers are the future of construction, prepare yourself for a rude awakening. Researchers at ETH Zürich's institute for Dynamic Systems and Control successfully programmed three quadcopters to autonomously build a 24-foot rope bridge sturdy enough to support the weight of an adult human. The research team claims this is the first time that drones have been shown capable of building “load-bearing structures at full-scale” and is but the first step towards application in real-world scenarios.





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