Drones build rope bridge that humans can cross
Quadcopter drones have been programmed to build a rope bridge capable of supporting the weight of a human.
The project was the result of a joint study by two researchers - one specialising in robotics, the other architecture - at ETH Zurich University's Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research.
They hope the technology could eventually be used to save lives.
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22 Sep 2015