In the future, robots are going to construct all kinds of things for us. Disney researchers have come up with a framework that explores the idea of using robots to construct structurally sound metal frames. It involves automated bar bending, welding, and cutting to come up with complex shapes.
As the researchers explain:
aligning frames with structurally-favorable orientations, and decomposing models into fabricable units, we make the fabrication process scale-invariant, and frames globally align in an aesthetically-pleasing and structurally-informed manner.