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Thin Folded Concrete Structures
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Robotic Fabrication Simulation for Spatial Structures
Jammed Architectural Structures
COMPAS FAB
Data Driven Acoustic Design
On-site Robotic Construction
Mesh Mould Metal
Smart Dynamic Casting and Prefabrication
Spatial Timber Assemblies
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Mesh Mould and In situ Fabricator
Complex Timber Structures
Spatial Wire Cutting
Robotic Integral Attachment
Mobile Robotic Tiling
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TailorCrete
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Echord
FlexBrick
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Full-scale proof of concept prototype of augmented bricklaying
Craft-specific user interface
Diagram describing possible decision making–sensing / actuation processes between a human operator and maschinic/robotic unit

Human-machine collaboration in computational design and robotic fabrication, ETH Zürich, 2018-2022
PhD research project
The aim of this research is to explore and implement human-machine collaborative strategies in architecture, digital design and robotic fabrication by combining implicit human knowledge with explicit decision-making processes of automated systems. As such, it focuses on novel human-augmentation strategies and tools needed for human-machine collaboration to perform non-standard fabrication tasks at full architectural scale. This project investigates how the cognitive abilities and tacit knowledge of humans can augment the precision, immediacy and speed of machine agents to enable otherwise either impossible or unsustainable tasks.

As a first case study, a complex brick-building facade for a winery in Greece is being constructed through augmented manual bricklaying using key principles of this research.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Dr. Timothy Sandy (Robotic Systems Lab), Dr. Tobias Bonwetsch (ROB Technologies AG)
Collaborators: Daniela Mitterberger (project lead), Dr. Kathrin Dörfler, Foteini Salveridou, Lefteris Kotsonis, Lukas Stadelmann

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