28 Sep '15, 3pm

Foster + Partners unveils 3D-printed Mars settlement built by robots for NASA competition

It looks like we might be booking tickets to Mars sooner than expected, and it's all thanks to 3D printing . Foster+Partners unveiled a compact 93-square-meter habitat that can be 3d printed by three kinds of semi-autonomous robots. Parachuted onto the surface of the planet, the robots would dig a crater, build layered walls from regolith- loose soil and rocks found on the surface of Mars - and fuse the material in place using microwaves.

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