Neri Oxman’s Swarm of Robots Build Structures by Winding Fiberglass Filaments

Published by , October 15, 2018 1:50 pm

(Dezeen.com) Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter group at MIT have created a swarm of robots designed to rapidly build high-strength tubular structures by winding fibreglass filament around themselves.
“Fibres are the bricks of the future,” said Oxman. “We will see fibres appearing everywhere, across scales and applications, including carrying and transferring data between bodies, buildings and environments.” According to Oxman, the project was envisioned as the technological counterpart of MIT’s Silk Pavilion, which saw researchers create a dome from silk fibres woven by a robotic arm, which was then finished by live silkworms.

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