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Two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

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A team of scientists have taught several drones to build a rope bridge suspended from a pair of scaffold platforms. The experts from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology even get the drones to ‘braid’ the rope around itself.

¬†According to the Flying Machine Arena’s website, the room “consists of a high-precision motion capture system, a wireless communication network, and custom software executing sophisticated algorithms for estimation and control.”

¬†To build the bridge, each aircraft is outfitted with a motorized spool and plastic tubes that allow the aircraft to dispense Dyneema, a low-weight, high-strength material the video’s description calls “suitable for aerial construction.”

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