“That building is CNSILKy smooth” – future architectural admirer
Researchers at MIT have been hard at work developing a robot that can spin webs like a spider. The process is called CNSILK, or Computer Numerically Controlled Silk Cocoon Construction. The webs are strewn across a series of hooks attached to the frame of a structure. In the future, the researchers plan to make the webs will eventually be made of a malleable substance that hardens over time to form structures like houses.
Fast Company reports: “robots could take over the design and construction process entirely, weaving abstract buildings from any sort of basic information filtered through the right stream of algorithms.” WEB BUILDINGS people.
Now we may all be able to live out spidey-fantasies. Kirsten Dunst is not amused.
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