Sep 14, 2017

Robotic Construction at Robodonien 2017

A team from our chair, led by Pradeep Devadass has descended upon the Robodonien Festival in Cologne. Over three days they will be designing sculptural works with the visitors and turning them into reality with the help of a KUKA Agilus KR6. So come join the fun in Odonien between the 15th and 17th of September!

A big thank you to our partner KUKA for the fantastic support, our lovely hosts at Robodonien and our amazing student assistants Lukas Kirner, Tobias Heimig and Pascal Weiß!

Sep 14, 2017

We are hiring!

We are looking to add a new member to our interdisciplinary team. If you have completed a masters degree in mechanical/electrical engineering or similar and are interested in creating the first generation of construction robots this might be for you.

You can find the complete German job description on the RWTH Jobs page and as PDF here. We look forward to hearing from you!

May 18, 2017

IDAA @ Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen Kolloquium

Come visit us at the Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen Kolloquium. As part of the exhibition on Agile Assembly we are showcasing IDAA (Interactive Dynamically Assisted Assembly) over the coming two day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Prodcution Engineering Cluster and letting you experience the potential of haptic programmming first hand.

May 8, 2017

Foundation of German Architects awards Kinetic Weaving

Our warmest congratulations go out to Viktoria Falk and Lukas Mahlendorf!

The two were awarded a special commendation by the Stiftung Deutscher Architekten for their master thesis Kinetic Weaving. Their work was supervised by Prof. Brell-Cokcan and Prof. Hildebrandt. It was exhibited at the Robodonien Festival, ars electronica and the Best of Masters at the Architecture Faculty.

May 8, 2017

IP @ AEC Hackathon Munich

Here are a few snippets from our workshop at the AEC HACKATHON 2017.

Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Prof. Johannes Braumann (Founders of Robots in Architecture) presented the keynote lecture on the state-of-the-art robotic technology used in on-site construction. The talk addressed the rise and development of computational and fabrications techniques used by contemporary practice-based architects, designers, educators, students and workshop participants. The talk exhibited various products developed and in development for the betterment of future construction practices which have evolved through the collaboration between the chair for Individualized Production in Architecture and today’s construction industry mavericks.

Individualized Production in Architecture team, consisting of Sven Stumm and Pradeep Devadass also conducted a workshop which explored dual fabrication process on a single platform: additive and subtractive manufacturing which can be translated for large scale construction. The process was split into two stages. First, creating ruled surfaces from robotic hotwire cutting of foam. Second, 3d printing of clay on the ruled surface. The geometry to be 3d printed was projected on the ruled surface, forming a distorted intricate geometry, thereby pushing the limits of complexity. This workshop allowed the participants to integrate their ideas and play around with the number of robotics tools and systems. The workshop was demonstrated on a newly developed KUKPRC plugin on the Dynamo (Autodesk) platform by Robots in Architecture, Vienna.

Sven Stumm later presented during the course of the workshop on cloud robotics by showcasing projects developed and conducted at the chair for Indiviudalized Production in Architecture. The highlight of the talk included real-time control and haptic programming of robots using the Autodesk forge platform