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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods

Masonry construction with drones

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Masonry construction with drones
  • Author(s): Pierre Latteur, Sebastien Goessens, Caitlin Mueller
  • Keywords: droxel, drick, drone, masonry, digital fabrication, robotic fabrication, additive manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicles
Abstract
This paper presents new research in the area of construction of building-scale structures using unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones. The work follows up on a previous paper presented at the 2015 IASS Symposium by Latteur et al., which focused on the feasibility of drone-based construction systems with an emphasis on localization systems and building system units. Since then, the project has continued with a focus on masonry block structures, with new developments in block design, computational modelling and design tools for drone-built structures, and tests with a custom-built 40-kg payload quadracopter drone.

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