Robot Science Museum in Seoul will be built by robots and drones
Melike Altınışık Architects has unveiled plans for a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, which will be built using robotic construction techniques and drones.
Robots will be used to construct the curving metal facade of the building in the South Korean capital, which the Seoul Metropolitan Government has commissioned to educate the public about robots.
Parts of the structure will be moulded, welded, assembled and polished by robots. Robots will also be used to 3D-print the concrete landscaping around the museum.
Drones will be used for mapping, site inspections and to control robotic construction vehicles.
"[It] is not only going to exhibit robots but actually from the design, manufacturing to construction and services robots will be in charge," said architect and MAA founder Melike Altınışık.
"In other words, the Robot Science Museum will start its first exhibition with its own construction by robots on site."
Using robots to build the Robot Science Museum's facade, the architecture studio added, would also save time and money.
Construction exhibitions will begin in 2020, and the completed museum is due to open its doors in 2022. The Robot Science Museum is one of several museums being built as part of the renovation of the Chang-dong area of Seoul.