The research group of the Institute for Dynamics Systems and Control, led by Raffaello D’Andrea at the ETH of Zurich, in collaboration with a team of architects led by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, presented an installation in which a swarm of quadcopters autonomously pick up sequentially 1500 foam bricks (500 gr each) and position them at the right place to build a 6-meter tall tower with a sophisticated shape.
Interestingly, the name of the installation is “Flight Assembled Architecture“, that abbreviates to FAA. Is this just a coincidence?
Not only this is by itself a notable achievement, but it could maybe open a path for a radical change in the construction industry.
As shown in the videos below, slowly, but securely, the wall is nicely built, brick by brick.
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