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Watch These Drones Autonomously Build A Rope Bridge That Can Support A Person

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The Aerial Construction project is a collaboration between the Institute for Dynamic Systems & Control & the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication. The objective is to develop methods & techniques for robotic aerial construction.

“While the current crop of drones are used for a wide-range of tasks, it’s the next generation that can interact with each other and act autonomously that will prove utterly amazing (or terrifying, depending on your stance).” said

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“The two drones in the video above are part of a joint project between the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research and are capable of building a 7.4-metre rope bridge that can support the weight of a person walking across it. And they do it without any manual control.” said

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“To deliver the rope, the drones have been modified in a few ways – primarily the addition of a motorized spool and plastic tube guides to ensure the rope doesn’t get caught in the rotors. The bridge-building algorithm is run on a separate computer and then transferred across to the drones, cutting down on on-board processing requirements.” said

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