Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pretty cool: Flight Assembled Architecture

This is impressive - Flight Assembled Architecture.  Flying robots built the tower:

Flying robots build 20-foot-tall tower has more details. The article starts with:

Robotic quadrocopters — that is flying machines with four rotors — have built a 20-foot-tall tower of polystyrene blocks at a museum in France.

This may come as bad news for unemployed construction workers hoping for a bright future building next-generation skyscrapers, but it's yet another way robots are aiming to re-shape the global workforce.

In this case, an architect still draws up a blueprint for the building, but computers and robots do the rest — interpreting the blueprint and controlling the crew of robotic copters, for example.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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