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Our friends Benjamin Greimel and Philipp Hornung 3D-printing drinks with a KUKA Robotics Agilus at the Design Weekend Sao Paolo! ... See MoreSee Less

let's 'PRINT A DRINK' Design Weekend São Paulo

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The DADA 2015 event in Shanghai was great fun, with workshops by ICD Stuttgart, RMIT and many others.
Robots in Architecture and the chair for Individualized Production at RWTH Aachen experimented with Incremental Forming, which as it turns out, works not only with metal, but also with plain, regular PET and a 6kg payload robot!
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During this highly experimental workshop we explored the potential of incremental forming of plastic in an architectural context. Over a week-long workshop we went…

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Hosam YonisCan u tell more information about this process and it's applications ,Thanks2 weeks ago

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This 7-axis robot looks different from what you would expect! ERNE set up a custom gantry robot for woodworking in Switzerland!
We've added it to the map of robots in the creative industry: www.robotsinarchitecture.org/map-of-creative-robots
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Unser 7-achsigen Roboter ist nicht nur einer der grössten und leistungsfähigsten Anlagen in Europa, sondern eröffnet durch seine wegweisende 3D-Technologie v...

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Martin KrammerThis amazing robot not only was developed for woodworking, but also light steel frame, glass, concrete-molding, etc. Its main purpose is the assembly of building elements of all kinds, even concrete-printing would be an option.2 weeks ago

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Beautiful robot setup for carbon fiber parts at NASA - but don't forget to mute the sound before clicking on the video...! ... See MoreSee Less

A new composite robot performs an elaborate “dance” as it moves up and down a 40-foot track releasing carbon fibers from 16 spools and placing them in intric...

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Another beautiful workshop video - Lei Yu used KUKA|prc for this recent project at Tsinghua University! ... See MoreSee Less

This is "Nesting Robot- An automatic building system" by Lei Yu on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Free Pre-Workshops at Rob|Arch 2014 – 13.5.2014

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On the day before the official opening of the Rob|Arch 2014 workshops (13.5.2014), all registered Rob|Arch 2014 attendees will have the chance to attend one of the free one-day pre-workshops that will be hosted in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan.

Daniel Piker will demonstrate his powerful live-physics engine Kangaroo, while Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann of the Association for Robots in Architecture will introduce participants to parametric robot control through KUKA|prc.

See www.robarch2014.org for details

Brand-new KUKA|prc Release

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We’re very proud to release a new public trial version of KUKA|prc that offers great enhancements over the previous public version. Members of the Association have had access to these features for a while now through the protected download section on the Robots in Architecture Forum, where new releases are posted every few weeks. Since the past trial version release in September 2013, 15 member versions were posted by the Association for Robots in Architecture – an average of more than 2 releases per month, making brand-new features immediately accessible to members.

The free trial version generates fully functioning KRL code, but does not have support for some advanced features such as external axes. DOWNLOAD it from the KUKA|prc page.

New and improved features include:

  • Support for linear and rotary axes (member version only)
  • Support for a automated solver for linear axes (coming soon for rotary axes)
  • Greatly improved caching and general performance
  • Several new robots including the massive KR500, the new Agilus KR10 R1100, the KR5 Arc HW (Hollow Wrist) and several Quantec models
  • Virtual Robot functionality now included in the KUKA|prc Core component
  • One slider for both normal and smooth simulation
  • Increased simulation fidelity
  • New component for including own robot cell in the simulation
  • New components for setting analog and digital outputs
  • New component for simulation analysis
  • More interpolation options
  • Movement components now use planes as input by default (can be changed via right-clicking)

The Association is Growing

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We would also like to welcome the most recent members of the Association. Just like the Association they come from a wide range of backgrounds, with high-end industry like Boeing and specialized engineering firms like Artis being joined by many research institutions such as Bond University in Australia, Aalto University in Finland, UCLA in the USA, University of Porto in Portugal, Tongji University in China, University of Strathclyde in the UK, and Keio University in Japan . We are especially glad to welcome offices such as DigitalCraftArchiUnion and H3CL2 who use robots in their design work.

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Rob|Arch 2014: Call For Videos

Rob|Arch 2014 and the Association for Robots in Architecture invite research institutions and companies, as well as individual artists, architects, designers, engineers, researchers, and students to submit video presentations of their “robotic” work to the Rob|Arch 2014 conference. The video clips should showcase new developments and innovative projects that are relevant to the conference topic of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design.

A jury of experts will choose the best video submissions to be shown at the conference/exhibition to Rob|Arch 2014 attendees, among them CEOs of major robot companies as well as industry partners and internationally recognized researchers, architects, and artists. Furthermore, the video clips will be published on the Rob|Arch conference homepage, www.robarch2014.org, and via social media to a wide internet audience.

The accepted video submissions of the previous Rob|Arch 2012 conference have been viewed over 10.000 times: https://vimeo.com/album/2297499

For more details and to submit a video, go to www.robarch2014.org/call-for-videos

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The Rob|Arch 2014 early registration discount has been extended to March 14th. Some workshops are nearly full, so we encourage everyone to register as soon as possible.

We are also proud to announce thatAbsolut Vodka and Red Bull have joined as media partners and conference sponsors. A special Absolut Robots in Architecture Cocktail will be created for the conference.
To register, please go to www.robarch2014.org/registration

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Upcoming Events

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ACADIA 2014 @ Los Angeles

ACADIA 2014: Design Agency is the 34th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture hosted in Los Angeles California on the campus of the USC School of Architecture.

Date: October 23-25, 2014
Paper Deadline April 1, 2014

See 2014.acadia.org for details

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Workshop Industrial robots as machine tools – Trends and industrial solutions @ Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin

Our colleagues at Fraunhofer IPK are hosting a workshop on industrial robots as machine tools in Berlin on March 21st. Among other speakers the CEO of Artis Engineering will present their work. Artis is a member of the Association for Robots in Architecture and active user of KUKA|prc.

Click here to download the PDF-flyer.

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Happy Holidays!

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To celebrate a successful year 2013, the Association for Robots in Architecture has got a special thank-you for all their members: We’re making the “Rob|Arch: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design” book, published by Springer for the first Rob|Arch conference in 2012 available for private use via the member section of the Robots in Architecture Forum. If you do not yet have an account, please sign up and send your username to robots@robotsinarchitecture.org. We will then unlock the members section for you.
For everyone who is not (yet) a member, we invite you to become a member of the Association (go here for details)! Alternatively you can get the book directly from Springer and via SpringerLink.

We’re also proud to announce the ABB Mobility Grant, which supports individuals engaged in robotic projects in the creative industry. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year, especially with the upcoming Rob|Arch 2014 conference in May at the University of Michigan.

Thank you for being part of the Robots in Architecture community! We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2014!

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ABBMobility

The ABB Mobility Grant was initiated by ABB Robotics and the Association for Robots in Architecture to support individuals who  are highly engaged in robotic applications in the creative industry. Three grants with a volume of 1000USD each support the grantee’s travel and accommodation costs for Rob|Arch 2014.

It is the goal of the Mobility Grant to financially support individuals who do not have the financial support of academic or commercial institutions but want to engage in the robotic dialogue at Rob|Arch 2014.

For details, and to apply please visit www.robarch2014.org/abb-mobility-grant
DEADLINE: 28.2.2014

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2013 has been a busy year for us with many new friends and access to various robotic labs all over the world.
Here a small review of some of our 2013 workshop destinations:

22.1. – 24.1.: Robot Workshop at FH Trier, Germany
4.4.: Robot Workshop at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
25.4. – 27.4.: Robot Workshop at Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy
14.5.: Robot Workshop at National University of Singapore / CAADRIA Conference
26.6.: Robot Workshop at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
3.7. – 5.7.: Robot Workshop at Tongji University, Shanghai / CAAD Futures Conference
11.7. – 13.7.: Robot Workshop at Bond University, Gold Coast
15.7. – 19.7.: Robot Workshop at RMIT, Melbourne
22.7.- 26.7.: Robot Workshop at University of Sydney
29.11 – 02.12.: Robot Workshop at die Angewandte, Vienna

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Rob|Arch 2014: Reviews are ongoing

The deadline for the Rob|Arch 2014 paper submission has passed, and the quality of the submissions is again extremely high. Over the holidays, our reviewers will have the hard job of reviewing and picking the best papers to be included in the Rob|Arch 2014 book.
The conference chairs want to thank both reviewers and authors for their hard work.
In early 2014 there will be another call for Rob|Arch Video Submissions, to be exhibited on-site as well as online.
For last year’s video submissions, go to www.vimeo.com/album/2297499
The Rob|Arch 2014 registration is open at www.robarch2014.org/registration

Robots @ University of Sydney

The University of Sydney posted a very nice video of our workshop there a couple months ago! We really want to thank the team at USydney for being such great hosts, especially Dagmar, Marjo, and Gabe!

And tomorrow, Friday, we will participate in the European Culture Forum in Venice! Following a brief lecture, Fabio D’Agnano will host a panel discussion with Davide Gomba of Arduino, Luis Fraguada of LaN and Robots in Gastronomy, and Johannes from Robots in Architecture. Should definitely be fun!

Robots and Absolut Originality

This fall, Robots in Architecture teamed up with Absolut Vodka (Pernod Ricard Austria) to create a unique robot installation for their new “Absolut Originality” limited edition vodka series.

Taking inspiration from traditional Swedish glass crafts, every bottle of Absolut Originality has a drop of cobalt blue infused into its glass. This colouring technique has been used for centuries in hand-made art glass, but never before has it been applied to create four million original bottles. Added just as the molten glass goes into the mould at 1100°C, the drop of cobalt blue streams down inside the glass creating a unique streak of blue. At that temperature the cobalt is invisible, but as the glass cools off, a beautiful and unique blue infusion appears.
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Our  goal was to create unique T-shirts based on portraits of their owners-to-be via robotic spraypainting. We take a picture, transfer it via the camera’s WiFi connection to a laptop running Rhinoceros/Grasshopper and  process it using a specially developed vectorizing component. This data is then passed on to KUKA|prc, which immediately previews the robot’s kinematic movements and outputs a KRL file.

The spraypainting-strategy was developed in cooperation with the Viennese graffiti artist Skirl, under consideration of the robot’s kinematics to create a solution that is both aesthetically and technically optimized. Hardware-wise, a customized endeffector was 3D-printed via Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and equipped with two slightly modified Colani sprayguns. On the robot side, we used a black KUKA Agilus robot whose high-speed internal air valves controlled the flow of air to the sprayguns.

Over the course of a month, the robot installation was exhibited at five locations throughout Austria: At Kare, Passage Club, Blickfang Design Fair, Elevate Festival, and Rauch Club. Producing more than 500 T-shirts (themselves limited and numbered, just like the vodka), we had a great time and the privilege of working with an excellent team around us.

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In other news, the Rob|Arch 2014 paper deadline is quickly approaching, You can submit your scientific papers until December 1st. As the Springer time-schedule is very tight, we do not expect to be possible to grant an extension of that period.

To support young researchers in the field of robots in architecture, art, and design, the KUKA Young Potential Award (worth 2500 USD) will be granted again in 2014 to the best scientific paper at Rob|Arch by a researcher of 35 years or less. Last Rob|Arch’s winner was Ryan Luke Johns of Greyshed for his paper Augmented Reality and the Fabrication of Gestural Form.

Absolut Originality

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo launch their 2013 limited edition – where every bottle is individual and unique – Absolut Vodka teamed up with Robots in Architecture to create an interactive robot graffiti installation that is now going on tour. Every t-shirt is personalized to be as individual as its owner, with a dash of (Absolut) blue.

Supported by KUKA with a black KUKA Agilus robot and realized using KUKA|prc.

The next few dates:

10. – 12.10.  @ Kare Cityhaus Vienna

18. – 20.10. @ Blickfang Design Fair Vienna

More to follow!

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