TED Talk: Robots That Fly… and cooperate / Vijay Kumar

In continuing with our coverage of the research of the GRASP Lab based out of the , this recent TEDTalk 2012 outlines some of the unique opportunities that can be explored and possibly implemented in the near future with robots that fly. From an architectural and construction perspective, a wide variety of tasks can be accomplished. While still only on a small scale, the demonstrations in the video showcase a myriad of diverse abilities that are achievable.  The quad rotor robots are able to navigate complex geometry through the use of onboard laser scanners and cameras. The video also demonstrates the ability of these robots to work together in swarms for tasks such as assembling a scale building based on a programmable blueprint. Watch the video to see what the future may hold for a fully automated construction site.

See our previous coverage on related topics here and here.

Cite: Winstanley, Tim. "TED Talk: Robots That Fly… and cooperate / Vijay Kumar" 02 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=239895>

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