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Disney's spray-painting drone could change the world of painting

Disney's spray-painting drone could change the world of painting

Disney's new spray-painting drone can paint anything from flat surfaces to 3D objects

Called the PaintCopter, Disney Research's latest invention can spray paint both flat and 3D surfaces totally on its own. The goal, according to Disney Research, is to paint large surfaces without needing to use scaffolding or ladders.

 Photo courtesy of Disney Research

Photo courtesy of Disney Research

How it works

The process for using the spray-painting drone is relatively simple. First, the object being painted is scanned and a 3D map is generated. Once the 3D map is ready, a designer lays out what needs to be painted onto the map, which creates the necessary painting commands for the drone. Once this information is inputted into the DJI drone, it can then re-create what the designer had laid out to be painted.

The PaintCopter is by no means perfect, but Disney Research is planning to continue development and hopefully, the company will one day be able to paint without scaffolding or ladders.

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