In this talk Pierre Latteur describes the dawn of an unprecedented revolution in construction: the replacement of men and cranes by flying robots, capable of erecting buildings in a perfectly coordinated and fully automated process.
Pierre Latteur wishes to thank: C. Mueller (MIT), S. Goessens (UCL), M. Reniers (UCL), A. Naveau (UCL), C. Coppieters (UCL), A. Moncourrier (UCL), N. Nehri (ECAM), A. Paques (ECAM), Zhao Ma (MIT), J. Bergink (Toastmasters), C. Peters (UCL), A. Bietlot (UCL), Th. Vandenbergh (BESIX), M. Ceuppens (Jaspers-Eyers Architects), J. Leplat, J.S. Breton, O. Vassart (ArcelorMittal), B. Lognard (SCIA), The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, M. Daris (RC-Take-Off), Professor R. D’Andrea (ETHZ), MIT-UCL MISTI Seed Fund, FNRS Belgium.
A civil engineer with a PhD in applied science, Pierre Latteur joined the École Polytechnique de Louvain at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in 2013 as a full-time professor after 15 years in engineering companies, where he has worked on diverse projects (skyscrapers, architectural structures, works of art and industrial structures).
Pierre’s research interests lie at the frontier of construction techniques: the stunning development of drones in the last years will soon make it possible for these flying robots to carry out construction work in a completely automatized manner. His research group at UCL, in partnership with MIT, is at the forefront in the study of these new techniques.
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