Saturday, March 20, 2010

In The Future Robots Will Build Skyscrapers

That skyscraper looks pretty awesome. The design is amazing and it almost looks like a spider built it. It’s called a “nested skyscraper,”. It’s a concept design that would be good at resisting the effects of earthquakes and other natural disasters. And spiders will build it. Robot spiders.

Building this structure involves a series of robots that stretch over a network of carbon sleeves sprayed with fiber-laced concrete. A second set of robots wraps the structure with a steel mesh to allow for lateral movements and can increase or decrease its density according to structural and programmatic needs.

The whole process sounds super creepy when you picture little spider-like bots working away, maybe laying spider-bot eggs and wrapping people in steel mesh cocoons.

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