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Where's my robotic construction crew? Advances in collective robotic construction

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One day we may need robot construction crews to keep up with the demands of building here on Earth and on extraterrestrial missions. This video walks through the many questions associated with this technology, where we are now, and researchers' hopes for the future.

Read the related review in Science Robotics: http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/4/28/eaau8479

CREDITS

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editor/animator/narrator
Chris Burns

supervising producer
Sarah Crespi

script
Chris Burns
Sarah Crespi

special thanks
Kirstin H. Petersen
Nils Napp

citation
K. Petersen et al., Science Robotics 2019
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aau8479


termite footage
Kirstin H. Petersen
Justin Werfel

termite-bot footage/simulations
Kirstin H. Petersen
Justin Werfel

autonomous ramp robot footage
Nils Napp

model-building robots footage
Ross Knepper

weaver drones footage
Mirko Kovac

ICD University of Stuttgart footage
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Miguel Aflalo, Jingcheng Chen, Achim Menges,
Behrooz Tahanzadeh, Maria Yablonina
Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD)
University of Stuttgart
ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart
original picture © Marco Castro/Photography

honeycomb simulations
Guy Theraulaz

braided plant-bot photos
flora robotica
Photo by Anders Ingvartsen, CITA

self-assembling nanobots footage
SRI International

additional graphics
Freepik.com
Vecteezy.com

stock footage
Pond5
Videoblocks

music
Chris Burns

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