Watch Drones Autonomously Build A Rope Bridge Strong Enough To Walk Across

Watch as these sentient drones autonomously construct a rope bridge capable of supporting a human at the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland.  It’s part of a body of research in aerial construction that addresses the construction of structures with the aid of flying machines.

According to Federico Augugliaro, “except for the required anchor points at both ends of the structure, the bridge consists exclusively of tensile elements and its connections and links are entirely realized by flying machines.” The unmanned drones then had to interact with their environment and calculate for themselves how to design and construct the bridge…. check it out.


So yeah… I’m pretty sure this is the final step before they take over the planet… Cheers to the new world. Don’t forget to share and comment below. (h/t Gizmodo)