This Mars Shelter Would Be Built By Semi-Autonomous Robots

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 25, 2015
References: fosterandpartners & gizmag
Architecture firm Foster + Partners has designed some of the most recognizable buildings on Planet Earth, but by the looks of this Mars shelter, is looking to make a name for itself in the interstellar market as well. This shelter is designed to house up to four astronauts on Mars. Notably, it is designed to be 3D-printed by a fleet of robots.

This Mars shelter would be built by semi-autonomous robots on Mars prior to the arrival of astronauts. The shelter would be constructed using locally available (Martian) materials, specifically loose soil and rocks known as regolith. This would mean there would be no need to transport construction materials from Earth.

The shelter would be fitted with private and communal spaces and would offer opportunities for virtual stimulation to keep the astronauts happy and satisfied.