This drone painting system makes it possible to create large-scale murals. From the Italy-based international design company Carlo Ratti Associati, the Paint By Drone system is described as a portable method that can draw on any vertical blank space using drone formations to create crowdsourced public art in urban areas.
The system involves quadcopter drones equipped with sensors and spray paint for the purpose of "both participatory artistic expression and the visualization of urban data." The first two crowdsourced graffiti murals are planned for Turin, Italy and Berlin, Germany. Using an app, people can choose a section of the surface to paint with color or draw their own design.
This drone painting project is one approach to beautifying cities and shows how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used for public benefit.