WOW. I recall seeing a rendered concept video a few months back for the project, but I was skeptical that they'd be able to pull it off. I'm especially surprised that they appear to be lifting actual cinder blocks, which is quite a substantial load!
have blue. they are actually foam blocks. he says they are contstantly working on making them better, faster and stronger. fabio gramazio was here at UWM lecturing at the architecture school a few months ago. quick link to this projecthttp://www.dezeen.com/2011/11/24/flight-assembled-architecture-by-gramazio-kohler-and-raffaello-dandrea/
Ah, I had originally assumed that they'd be foam, but they certainly sounded more like concrete in the video. Regardless, it's still an incredibly impressive feat.
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