Swarm robots handle fabrics for rapidly deployed structures

ARM grant imageManipulating and joining together multiple pieces of large, heavy, waterproof fabric is being allocated to robots in a project aiming to improve the manufacturing of rapidly deployed structures.

Such structures could prove vital in addressing shortages of medical care and quarantine facilities – as well as temporary housing needs – following a future pandemic or disaster.

Pvilion, a Brooklyn, New York, USA-based manufacturer of rapidly deployable robotic structures, is working with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a project to use computer automation to improve the manufacturing process.

For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.