Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures | ITECH

March 24, 2016By Francesco CingolaniDigital Manufacturing, Robotics No Comments

Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures Maria Yablonina Inst. for Computational Design (Prof. Menges) Inst. of Building Structures & Structural Design (Prof. Knippers) Thesis Advisors: Ehsan Baharlou, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn, Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Achim Menges Second Supervisor: Prof. Jan Knippers The project Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures, developed by ITECH graduate … Read More

AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab Project XO In Process

January 12, 2016By Alessandro CarabiniRobotics No Comments

Spyropoulos Design Lab continues its research on mobile, self-aware and assembled systems. This years emphasis pushes our hybrid soft robotic behavioural prototypes and evolutionary computational taxonomies. AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab Project: XO Tutors: Theodore Spyropoulos, Mostafa El Sayed, Apostolis Despotidis Students: Aleksandar Bursac, Suzan Ibrahim, Lisa Kuhnhausen, Georgia Tsoli

Adaptive Pneumatic Shell Structures

December 8, 2015By Domenico Di SienaComputational Design, Robotics No Comments

This Master Thesis proposes to reconsider common fabrication post-processes in architectural design (surface discretization, assembly methods) by developing a novel fabrication approach that uses a flexible material that would be further actuated – at a full scale – through inflation and additive stiffening processes. The global form is undetermined and generated from the material behavior … Read More

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

August 17, 2015By Domenico Di SienaBiodesign, Robotics No Comments

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the beginning and end dates of various sales promotions and weekly profits, the crucial data may not be the dates themselves … Read More

Brass Swarm, an experimental prototype

September 5, 2014By Alessandro CarabiniRobotics No Comments

Brass Swarm is an experimental prototype developed through self-organisational algorithmic design processes and robotic fabrication. The project explores spatial self-organisation, emergent tectonics and the relationship between robotic and algorithmic behavior.