Robotics for the Construction Industry

We are hiring!

Do you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds spanning computer science, engineering and architecture?

We are looking for somebody to join our team who is:

  • engineer (of any flavour), computer scientist, designer or architect
  • skilled in programming
  • knows robotics (in any facet), production automation or building information modelling

If this describes you, reach out to us any time!

Oct 16, 2018

ACADIA Society Award for Leadership

We are happy to share that Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan will receive this year´s ACADIA Society Award for Leadership on Saturday together with co-founder Johannes Braumann for their pioneering work on Robots in Architecture.

“Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann have been recognized by the Acadia Awards committee as a cornerstone of the technology community by their contribution in the construction and proliferation of ideas. ACADIA’s sister organization, Robots in Architecture, which they have developed throughout the past years, has greatly expanded the conversation of robotics in the field, opening up new paths for professional development for many architects.” – The ACADIA Awards of Excellence Jury

Oct 16, 2018

Robotics for the building industry

Liebherr, KUKA and Autodesk join with RWTH institutes in the Center Construction Robotics to research the automation of construction

Aachen, July 20, 2018Liebherr with the division Tower Cranes, Kuka as provider for automation solutions, the software company Autodesk and the RWTH Aachen University with its three chairs (Individualized Production, Institute of Steel Construction | Sustainable Metal Building Envelopes, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL | production metrology and quality management) announced their collaboration in the field of robotics for the building industry today. The industrial consortium is conducting research together with the interdisciplinary team of scientist in the newly founded Center Construction Robotics on the RWTH Aachen Campus. The Center is under the scientific direction of Professor Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (Chair for Individualized Production), Professor Robert Schmitt (Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL | production metrology and quality management) and Professor Markus Kuhnhenne (Institute of Steel Construction | Sustainable Metal Building Envelopes).

The building industry has great great potential with regard to robot-based automation. Using the example of large scale and complex facade elements and their production, the previously non-existent continuous digital chain from planning to production and assembly is to be demonstrated. The Center Construction Robotics pursues the common goal to develop the construction site of the future by means of digitalization from pre-production along the whole value chain towards a semi-automated construction site.

For more information see also the RWTH Aachen Campus website.

Jul 20, 2018

Student Assistants Wanted!

We are looking for several student assistant to support us. If you are interested in working on new and existing topics in order to bridge the gap between construction and robotics, this might be for you. In the following fields we are currently looking for new student assistants

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Photography: RWTH Jobs page and as PDF
Hardware programmer and Maker:        RWTH Jobs page and as PDF
General architecture: RWTH Jobs page and as PDF
Workshop and Laboratory: RWTH Jobs page and as PDF

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jun 20, 2018

We are hiring

We are looking to add a new member to our interdisciplinary team. If you have completed a master’s degree in computer sciences, informatics or similar and are interested in working on new and existing topics in order to bridge the gap between construction and robotics, or if you want to create novel software solutions for computer aided design, simulation and data management within the field of construction this might be for you.

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

Jun 7, 2018
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