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Drone graffiti

July 8, 2019.

UFO-Urban Flying Opera.

UFO-Urban Flying Opera. © Andrea Guermani, CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati.

The Urban Flying Opera project, held in Turin, Italy, consisted in collecting small illustrations from the artistic community via an application and then selecting a number of them to paint on a 14x12-meter wall in the empty shell of an old Iveco truck manufacturing factory. Four drones from Tsuru Robotics, partner in the project, painted the drawings during a 2-day event. A safety net was installed a few meters from the wall to avoid any accident involving spectators. One readily imagines how vandals could use this technique to reach previously inaccessible walls.

YouTube, “UFO — Urban Flying Opera.”

TechCrunh, “This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural.”