Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014

Editors: McGee, Wes, Ponce de Leon, Monica (Eds.)

  • Combining papers from industry and university
  • Providing insights into newest developments in robotic industry
  • Shows how advanced interfaces can enhance the interaction between users and complex, kinematic machines
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Robotic automation has become ubiquitous in the modern manufacturing landscape, spanning an overwhelming range of processes and applications-- from small scale force-controlled grinding operations for orthopedic joints to large scale composite manufacturing of aircraft fuselages. Smart factories, seamlessly linked via industrial networks and sensing, have revolutionized mass production, allowing for intelligent, adaptive manufacturing processes across a broad spectrum of industries. Against this background, an emerging group of researchers, designers, and fabricators have begun to apply robotic technology in the pursuit of architecture, art, and design, implementing them in a range of processes and scales. Coupled with computational design tools the technology is no longer relegated to the repetitive production of the assembly line, and is instead being employed for the mass-customization of non-standard components. This radical shift in protocol has been enabled by the development of new design to production workflows and the recognition of robotic manipulators as “multi-functional” fabrication platforms, capable of being reconfigured to suit the specific needs of a process.

The emerging discourse surrounding robotic fabrication seeks to question the existing norms of manufacturing and has far reaching implications for the future of how architects, artists, and designers engage with materialization processes. This book presents the proceedings of Rob|Arch2014, the second international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. It includes a Foreword by Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann, Association for Robots in Architecture. The work contained traverses a wide range of contemporary topics, from methodologies for incorporating dynamic material feedback into existing fabrication processes, to novel interfaces for robotic programming, to new processes for large-scale automated construction. The latent argument behind this research is that the term ‘file-to-factory’ must not be a reductive celebration of expediency but instead a perpetual challenge to increase the quality of feedback between design, matter, and making.  

About the authors

Wes Mcgee is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he directs research in design and robotic fabrication, as well as a principal in the award winning design firm, Matter Design. Monica Ponce de Leon is the Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of Taubman College, a registered architect, and principal of the internationally acclaimed Monica Ponce de Leon Studio.

Rob|Arch2014 is supported by The Association for Robots in Architecture, an international organization whose goal is to make industrial robots accessible for the creative industry, artists, designers, and architects, by sharing ideas, research results, and technological developments. The association is founded by Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Variable Carving Volume Casting

    Clifford, Brandon (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Bandsawn Bands

    Johns, Ryan Luke (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • An Investigation of Robotic Incremental Sheet Metal Forming as a Method for Prototyping Parametric Architectural Skins

    Kalo, Ammar (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • An Approach to Automated Construction Using Adaptive Programing

    Elashry, Khaled (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Design and Fabrication of Robot-Manufactured Joints for a Curved-Folded Thin-Shell Structure Made from CLT

    Robeller, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014
Editors
  • Wes McGee
  • Monica Ponce de Leon
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04663-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04663-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04662-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35803-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 407
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 233 illustrations in colour
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