Slide1 ABSTRACT People have always inhabited spaces. Humans have always adapted their functions to these spaces which they occupy. If a building is constructed to fulfil an outlined function, why then should its occupants need to adapt to it? This is neccessary because constant renovations are impracticle and expensive, and structural changes are often near-impossible. So we change. We adapt. Adaptive architecture, as a theory, suggests that the architecture can adapt to our functions instead – moving it’s walls and floors, creating and closing opening. The truth of this though, is that buildings that are constantly in a state of motion are uninhabitable. Fixed prices per square metre, neighbours, nice furniture, these basic neccessities all inhibit the obvious application of adaptive architecture. Self-assembly is the best type of adaptive structures, offering the most fluid and infinite variations of potentialities. Self-assembly also leads to the true application of adaptive architecture: high risk areas and environments. These high risk areas range from subterrainean to extra-terrestrial construction. It also includes the more current needs of post-natural disaster relief. The application of a system which can spontaneously build a structure allows connectivity in flood zones, support of unstable structures post-earthquakes, as well as unmanned access to high radiation zones to create containment structures. These few applications listed here are some of the many needs for an unmanned construction system.   Slide2Slide3Slide4Slide5Slide6 1-01 2-01 3-01 4-01 5-01 6-01 7-01 8-01 9-01  11-0110-01Slide7Slide8Slide9Slide14Slide15Slide16Slide17Slide18Slide19Slide20Slide21Slide22Slide23Slide24Slide25Slide26Slide27Slide28Slide29Slide30Slide31Slide32Slide33 move_5move_31move_84move_100 fun_3 fun_20 fun_46   fun_100 Slide34aA photo-voltaic skin can allow the bots to use solar energy to recharge their batteries. Aswell, Piezo Electrics can harness the energy of the vibrations to charge the bots. bredistribution of power through community energy grid – the struts of the individual robots can transfer electricity through the network/structure to recharge bots whom require more power.   Slide37 Slide38Slide39Slide40Slide41Slide42Slide43Slide44Slide45Slide46Slide47Slide48Slide49Slide50Slide51Slide52Slide53Slide54Slide55Slide56Slide57Slide58 roll1_0 roll1_32 roll1_76 roll1_112 roll1_148 roll1_178  Slide60Slide61 flood4_1 flood4_17 flood4_47 flood4_79 flood4_117 flood4_125 l-bridge9_0 l-bridge9_22 l-bridge9_56 l-bridge9_92 l-bridge9_108 l-bridge9_125  Slide64Slide65Slide66Slide67Slide68