Flying Robots Illuminate The Dubai Skyline

Flying Robots Illuminate The Dubai Skyline
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A swarm of solar powered devices offer flexible lighting options.

Naresh Kumar
  • 31 august 2010

Choreographies in the Sky won  fourth place in the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition. The project was designed by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for a site in Dubai, and centers around flying robots called Wings that store solar energy and use it to illuminate the ground below during the nighttime. The architecture firm says that their flying devices can make many formations including a light cube, a shadow ceiling which creates random shadows, and a lightning pole. The Wings are equipped with a solar panel, a GPS flight navigator and LEDs.

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