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Pap, Bence Univ.-Ass. Mag.arch.

title
Robots in Architecture
type
conference
keywords
Architecture (Fine Arts/Design)
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description
Industrial robots have been applied in full-scale construction – as a replacement for manual labor – in Japan since the 1980s with little success due to automation difficulties and economic reasons. However, robots are again gaining popularity in architecture: Snøhetta – as one of the first architectural offices – has recently purchased their own industrial robot. As more and more architects are exposed to robotic fabrication, the need for easy interoperability, integration into architectural design tools and general accessibility arises. Just as well, architects are discovering that industrial robots are much more than kinematic machines for stacking bricks, welding or milling: They are highly multifunctional and can be used for a huge variety of tasks. However, industry standard software does not provide easy solutions for allowing direct robot control right from Computer Aided Architectural Design systems. In the first ROB|ARCH conference international researchers, architects and designers will discuss methods of designing for and programming industrial robots, published architectural results and the design of new user interfaces that allow intuitive control of parametric designs and customized robotic mass production, by integrating Computer Aided Manufacturing functions into CAAD.
organisers/management
Verein für Robots in Architecture / Sigrid Brell
contributors
Bence Pap
attendance
date, time and location
date
2012-12-14 – 2012-12-18
location
Wien (Österreich)
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