The Flying Machine Arena Team led by Raffaello D’Andrea of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have invented flying robots capable of assembling architecture.
Each robot is equipped with four copters that allow it to glide through the air almost like magic. A computer program known as The Foreman tells the flying robots where to place the bricks. Once the flying robot has its instructions, it picks up bricks one by one and places them where it’s told. A demonstration of these flying robots was held in France, where the robots built a wall in front of a live audience. These flying robots may change the architecture and design industry forever. The possibilities these robots present opens the doors to creativity and allows designers more freedom in their thinking. It may not be long before construction workers are replaced by these inventions presented by the Flying Machine Arena Team.