The future of tensile construction could see all the hard work delegated to a series of sophisticated drones, capable of creating structures as complicated as stadium domes and major bridges. That is if the researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have anything to say on the matter.
The group has been experimenting with drones to build small-scale tensile structures. The rationale behind the project is that drones provide a number of advantages in comparison to traditional construction machines, however are far from accurate in their deployment. This sees them perfectly able to produce tensile structures which require much less accuracy than other types of construction.
Drones technology is in its early stages of development. Many industries are currently grappling with the potential of drones and how the technology can be applied to their business. The future appears bright for the flying droids and their controllers.
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