ACADIA Society Award of Excellence

We are extremely excited that our chair director Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and her partner Johannes Braumann, the founders of Robots in Architecture will receive the 2018 ACADIA Society Award of Excellence from the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture.

Inaugurated in 1998, it is internationally recognized as one of the highest honors that can be achieved in the field of architectural computing. It is presented to individuals who display extraordinary contributions and/or services and represent the recognition by colleagues and peers worldwide.

Mar 13, 2018

euRobotics elects new board of directors

Having initiated a new topic group for Construction Robotics in 2015, Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan was elected yesterday by the general assembly to join the board of directors of euRobotics. Here she will serve the European robotics community for the next two years.

euRobotics AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is a Brussels based international non-profit association for all stakeholders in European robotics. One of the association’s main missions is to collaborate with the European Commission (EC) to develop and implement a strategy and a roadmap for research, technological development and innovation in robotics.

Mar 13, 2018

Construction Robotics at ERF 2018

Tother with our colleagues from the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics we are organizing the Construction Robotics topic group workshop at this years European Robotics Forum in Tampere.

Panelists from various backgrounds ranging from industry, end-users and research will discuss the hotspots within the construction sector that are most relevant for potential robotic solutions, in order to identify the main challenges (technological, societal, legal) and required developments/consolidations/adaptation/specialisation/combination of relevant technologies for this new domain. The panel discussion will merge into an open round table with the audience.

Date and Venue: 14.03.2018 08:30-10:00, Tampere Hall (to be confirmed)



  • Sue Arundale Federation Européenne de la Construction, Belgium
  • Ronny Andersson Head Research and Innovation Cementa AB, Prof. Lund University and Chairman of the national Strategic Innovations Program Smart Cementa AB/ Sweden
  • Prof. Thomas Bock Chair for Building Realisation and Robotics Technische Universität München/ Germany
  • Dr. Sasha Korl Hilti AG, Liechtenstein
  • Bruno Linéatte Bouygues Travaux Publics and Bouygues Quille-Construction, France
  • Stuart Maggs Scaled Robotics, Spain

Participants are asked to prepare points on where they see 1) the need, 2) the obstacles, 3) the potential technological/legal/policy issues, and 4) short and medium term solutions for construction robotics

For the full programme and further information please visit the ERF homepage.

Mar 2, 2018

Student Assistant for Film and Photo

We are looking for a student assistant to support us with the production of high quality documentation of our research and workshops. So if you have a knack for film and photography, know your way around editing software and are looking for an opportunity to sharpen your skills on fancy robots let us know.

You can find the full details here and we look forward to hearing from you!

Jan 31, 2018

Happy Holidays!

It is incredible how times flies when you are enjoying yourself. We hope this video gives you an idea of some of the fun that our chair had this year with our partners, students and growing team from around the world.

Dec 22, 2017