Robots @ ACADIA 2012

Robots @ ACADIA 2012

We had an exciting time at this year’s ACADIA! Jason Kelly Johnson and his team did a great job in organizing a memorable event. A good appetizer for Rob|Arch2012 were the presentations of robotic projects by Rob|Arch co-chairs ETH Zürich, University of Stuttgart, University of Michigan, SciArc, and Harvard.

SciArc’s Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto hosted a spraypainting workshop with one small Stäubli robot – this time they did not spraypaint Germany´s Next Topmodel but a deepdrawn plastic torso in ACADIA´s main colors black and pink.

After this taste of Rob|Arch we presented our new conference during the conference dinner and it became very clear- the ACADIA community wants to see more robots!

So we are happy to invite you to join the full scale robotic workshop of hot-wire cutting hosted by Michigan (Wes McGee) and TU Delft (Jelle Ferringa), or a full scale robotic bridge construction hosted by TU Graz,  a mere 2-hour trainride away from the main conference site in Vienna! Quite a few workshops are already full, so please register as soon as possible via registration.robarch2012.org

We are also proud to announce that thanks to Jason Kelly Johnson´s initiative, the Association for Robots in Architecture has now become a sister organization of ACADIA! We have big footprints to fill!

Last but not least, we want to congratulate David Rutten for his extremely well-deserved ACADIA 2012 Award!