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Autonomous Drones Building a Rope Bridge

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Drones are already capable of many things for us. As the below video shows, they could be used to build a rope bridge capable of supporting the crossing of a person. These quadrocopters built a rope bridge that spans 7.4 meters and has 9 rope segments. The rope is made out of Dyneema.

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Federico Augugliaro, Ammar Mirjan, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, and Raffaello D’Andrea are the researchers behind this project. More information is available here.

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