Drone swarm makes a splash painting crowdsourced graffiti

In an artsy collaboration between man and machine, humans designed the large-scale image but drones painted

Drone swarm makes a splash painting crowdsourced graffiti

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A central management system controlled the UAVs in real time, and a monitoring system tracked their precise location and coordinated their formation as they flew, wielding tanks of spray paint, inside a cathedral-like industrial structure in Aurelio Peccei park on Torino’s outskirts.

A swarm of artsy UAVs from Tsuru Robotics painted a large-scale work of graffiti on a giant public canvas in Torino, Italy, last week — and it did so, one could say, with flying colors.

As part of a collaborative project called UFO-Urban Flying Opera, thousands of people contributed, via app, visual representations inspired by the theme "Design the City".

"The city is an open canvas, where people can inscribe their stories in many ways," said Professor Carlo Ratti of MIT’s Sensable City Lab and the international design and innovation firm CRA, which curated the project.

A team of art curators selected and combined about 100 of the designs, then four flying drones drew the image simultaneously over the course of two days using about 2,034 feet of paint.

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