To date, drones have mainly earned a reputation as toys, or as a technology that might be able to deliver packages to us very, very quickly. But Paint by Drone, a new project from design and innovation group Carlo Ratti Associati, shows that drones can have a creative side too.
Paint by Drones uses a fleet of drones equipped with spray paint tanks that function like a printing process. The drones are digitally programmed using advanced monitoring systems, and can draw content submitted via an app. The technology gives designers and architects the ability to mount large-scale art projects in just a few hours on any surface. Paint by Drone’s first projects will premiere in Europe in late 2017.