Drone-based additive manufacturing of architectural structuresResearch, 2014 - Present
In collaboration with Professor Pierre Latteur and students from Université catholique de Louvain, this project investigates new possibilities for using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, in the fabrication of buildings and bridges. Preliminary work in this project has focused on the development of brick-like voxels, called droxels, that can be transported and assembled into stabile and geometrically complex structures by drones. Ongoing efforts include developing and implementing a parametric software framework that turns architectural geometry into assembly sequences and ultimately drone flight paths. This collaboration is funded in part by the MISTI MIT-Belgium program.