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

RCA 2018

Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (Professor at Individualized Production, RWTH) presented her keynote at the RCA (Research Culture in Architecture) 2018 at TU Kaiserslautern which was held from the 27th to 28th of September, 2018.

The keynote presented the state-of-the-art timber construction conducted at IP. Pradeep Devadass (Researcher at Individualized Production, RWTH) also presented his paper at the RCA conference on “Re-Informed Design Process”.

Sep 29, 2018

Rob-Arch 2018

Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (Pres. of the Assoc. for Robots in Arch) headed the panel discussion which discussed and addressed the various challenges and problem faced by today’s construction industry trying to implement robotics. Johannes Braumann (Association for Robots in Architecture, UfG Linz) conducted the KUKAprc robotic workshop which showcased the use of newly developed KUKA|prc software plugin in Autodesk Dynamo for parametrically controlling robots.

Following the workshop, researchers Sven Stumm and Pradeep Devadass from Individualized Production, demonstrated fabrication and assembly of complex space frame timber system using mobile robotics employing the KUKA KMR iiwa.

Sven Stumm and Pradeep Devadass presented their research papers on “Haptic Programming” and “Altered Behaviour” respectively at the conference.

Sep 16, 2018

AEC Hackathon 2018

Johannes Braumann (Association for Robots in Architecture, UfG Linz), Sven Stumm and Pradeep Devadass (Researchers at Individualized Production, RWTH) conducted Construction Robotics Workshop at the AEC Hackathon 2018 which was held from 20th to 22nd July in TU Berlin. The workshop demonstrated robotic 3d printing of complex ceramic elements using the newly developed robotics software, KUKAprc for Autodesk Dynamo.

The AEC hackathon 2018 was followed by the ISARC 2018 annual conference where Sven Stumm presented his research paper on “Towards Robotic Fabrication in Joining of Steel”.

Jul 23, 2018