A review of collective robotic construction

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Science Robotics  13 Mar 2019:
Vol. 4, Issue 28, eaau8479
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aau8479

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  • RE: Correction to reference 29
    • Benjamin Felbrich, Research Associate & PhD Candidate, Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart

    Dear authors,

    this is to inform you about a citation mistake regarding reference nr. 29 (Yablonina et al. 2017). Although the first reference of this project ("[...] 3D structures by robots constrained to movement on orthogonal walls (29).[...]") is correct, the later descriptions in the text and the figure with the reference number 29 refer to a different project: the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17.

    You can find the publication here:
    It describes industrial robots and a UAV collaboratively weaving a long span CFRP pavilion.

    The correct reference for this project is:
    Felbrich, Benjamin; Frueh, Nikolas; Prado, Marshall; Saffarian, Saman; Solly, James; Vasey, Lauren et al.: Multi-Machine Fabrication: An Integrative Design Process Utilising an Autonomous UAV and Industrial Robots for the Fabrication of Long-Span Composite Structures. In : Acadia 2017 Disciplines & Disruption: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, pp. 248–259. Available online at

    As the lead author of this study I would highly appreciate a correction in your citation.

    Warm regards
    Benjamin Felbrich

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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