By Wes McGee, Monica Ponce de Leon (eds.)
Robotic automation has turn into ubiquitous within the glossy production panorama, spanning an overpowering diversity of strategies and applications-- from small scale force-controlled grinding operations for orthopedic joints to massive scale composite production of plane fuselages. clever factories, seamlessly associated through commercial networks and sensing, have revolutionized mass creation, making an allowance for clever, adaptive production approaches throughout a wide spectrum of industries. by contrast heritage, an rising crew of researchers, designers, and fabricators have all started to use robot expertise within the pursuit of structure, artwork, and layout, imposing them in quite a number procedures and scales. Coupled with computational layout instruments the expertise isn't any longer relegated to the repetitive creation of the meeting line, and is in its place being hired for the mass-customization of non-standard parts. This radical shift in protocol has been enabled by way of the advance of recent layout to construction workflows and the popularity of robot manipulators as “multi-functional” fabrication systems, able to being reconfigured to fit the categorical wishes of a process.
The rising discourse surrounding robot fabrication seeks to question the prevailing norms of producing and has a ways attaining implications for the way forward for how architects, artists, and architects have interaction with materialization tactics. This e-book provides the court cases of Rob|Arch2014, the second one overseas convention on robot fabrication in structure, artwork, and layout. It incorporates a Foreword by means of Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann, organization for Robots in structure. The paintings contained traverses quite a lot of modern subject matters, from methodologies for incorporating dynamic fabric suggestions into latest fabrication procedures, to novel interfaces for robot programming, to new strategies for large-scale computerized development. The latent argument in the back of this learn is that the time period ‘file-to-factory’ mustn't ever be a reductive social gathering of expediency yet as an alternative a perpetual problem to extend the standard of suggestions among layout, subject, and making.