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ROBOT PROGRAMMING

KUKA|prc enables you to easily program and simulate your KUKA robot.   read more »

Robots in Architecture Forum and Member Section

The forum gives you access to KUKA|prc support & tutorials and hosts the member section    read more »

Rob|Arch Publications and Papers

Rob|Arch publications dealing with the use of industrial robots in architecture    read more »

Map of Robots in the Creative Industry

Map of all known in the creative industry, maintained by Rob|Arch    read more »

Robots in Architecture Vimeo Channel

Videos by the Association and its members from all around the world    read more »

Robots in Architecture on Facebook

Like Robots in Architecture on Facebook for immediate updates and more direct contact    read more »

Recent Social Media Posts

 

The workshop proposals for Rob|Arch 2018 are in and we got an enormous 34 submissions, involving chainsaws, glass, mixed reality, 3D-printed furniture and many other topics!
The combined PDFs add up to 142 pages, which we'll thoroughly study over the next days - thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!
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The upcoming weekend we will be part of the Robodonien Festival in Odonien/ Cologne with our team from IP RWTH Aachen University. This art festival was initialized by artist Odo Rumpf and has an impressive success story in bringing together artists involved in veeery creative robotics ;)-
For a small glimpse what you can expect from Fr 15- Sun September 17 see video below or visit robodonien.deRobodonia is Germany s biggest cultural robotic festival. Every summer during a three day festival, artists, puppeteers and robot-makers flock to the little place…
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It's great to see so many exciting robot projects at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017 - from ETH's Rock Printing (won the STARTS award!) to a neurally controlled, painting KUKA by Dragan Ilic. And we're also right in the middle and thrilled to meet so many friends and colleagues! The festival will be continuing until Monday!"Robot, Doing Nothing" was developed by Emanuel Gollob (emanuelgollob.com) and Johannes Braumann (UFG, Robots in Architecture) for the Ars Electronica… ... See MoreSee Less

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Rob|Arch 2014 Announced & Call for Workshop Proposals

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Rob|Arch 2014 – Robotic Fabrication for Architecture, Art, and Design
Workshops: 14.-16.05.2014 / Conference: 17.-18.05.2014
Conference Chair: Wes Mcgee and Monica Ponce de Leon / University of Michigan

ROB|ARCH has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on the use of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions. In December 2012 the conference was hosted by its founders in Vienna, Austria. In 2014 the conference travels to North America, hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Continuing with the previous theme of international collaboration, the conference seeks to bring together artists, designers, fabricators, and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication. Following on the success of ROB|ARCH 2012, the conference will again present a series of workshops held at select research institutions on the east coast of the United States, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, about an hour outside of Detroit, the origin of robotics in North America. The internationally renowned publishing house Springer Wien/New York will publish and market the proceedings of the conference worldwide.

For the 2014 event, we are extending a call for workshop proposals. See call.robarch2014.org for more information.

Schedule
15.4.2013 1st Call for Workshops
15.5.2013 2nd Call for Workshops
15.6.2013 Workshop Submission Deadline
01.7.2013 Workshop Notification

KUKA|prc at IAAC and Robots in Architecture events

The robot team at IAAC, among them Gabriel-Bello Diaz and Alexandre Dubor who presented their paper on Magnetic Architecture at Rob|Arch 2012, are members of the Association for Robots in Architecture and using KUKA|prc for their robot courses. They have posted images and videos of their recent Machinic Conversations course at the IAAC Blog. We’re really thrilled what they did with KUKA|prc!

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2013 is also shaping up to be a busy year for the Association for Robots in Architecture: At the end of January, we were invited by INA to hold a robot workshop at the Hochschule Trier in Germany, followed by a workshop for KUKA CEE‘s robot partners in Turkey in February. In March, Robots in Architecture held a lecture as part of the Computation Design an Architecture in Turkey conference in Istanbul, and a KUKA|prc workshop at the IEU’s department of architecture in Izmir, Turkey. Just last week, we had the pleasure to hold an evening lecture at Co-de-iT‘s and rese-arch‘s Digital Architecture Symposium, which was part of their CTRL.SHIFT workshop in Vienna.

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The following events are upcoming:

25.4. – 26.4.: Lecture at the KUKA Idea Exchange in Upper Austria

26.4. – 27.4.: Robot workshop with a KUKA Agilus at IUAV in Venice

14.5.: KUKA|prc workshop at CAADRIA 2013 in Singapore

1.7. – 2.7.: Robot workshop at CAAD Futures 2013 in Shanghai

Rob|Arch 2012 Video Contributions

In addition to the papers that were presented at Rob|Arch 2012 and published in the Rob|Arch book, the Association for Robots in Architecture sent out a call for video contributions to artists, researchers, students and companies world-wide. These impressive videos show the extremely wide range of robotic projects in the creative industry – from cutting-edge robotic milling, to new endeffectors, and even completely customized robots themselves.

At Rob|Arch 2012, the video contributions were shown at the conference venue to an audience of 250 international experts. It is now our pleasure to present the Rob|Arch 2012 video contributions to a worldwide audience.

Rob|Arch 2012 Video Contribution Album @ Vimeo

Robot Workshop @ Singapore/CAADRIA 2013

As part of this year’s CAADRIA conference, the Association for Robots in Architecture is hosting a one-day workshop “Introduction to KUKA|prc” in Singapore on May 14th. The workshop is offered free of charge to all conference attendees! Visit www.caadria2013.org for more information about the conference.

To sign up, please send an eMail directly to robots[at]robotsinarchitecture.org – we are looking forward to seeing you in Singapore!

 

KUKA|prc updated for 2013

We have updated KUKA|prc with a range of new features, including an entirely new interface for the Rhino 5 version, the brand new KUKA KR6 Agilus robot, and a new milling spindle, amongst others. The Rhino 4 version of KUKA|prc works with both Rhino 4 and 5, while the Rhino 5 version works exclusively with Rhino 5. Please note that there is a new licensing strategy for the Rhino 5 version, please contact us in case you run into any problems. The download contains KUKA|prc for Rhino 4 and 5 in separate directories.

Please download it from the KUKA|prc page.

Rob|Arch 2012 Gallery posted!

Dear Rob|Arch2012 participants, authors, co-chairs and sponsors,

We hope that you had relaxing holidays and a good start into the New Year!
Rob|Arch 2012 was a great success and we thank you for your positive feedback and the good wishes for the future events. From what we have heard, Rob|Arch not only provided great inspiration, but also lead to quite a few new collaborations and projects within the community.
We have uploaded nearly 15mins of workshop videos at Vimeo and 360 photos both on Facebook and the conference homepage.
The video submissions and presentations will follow soon – we are still post-processing the huge data volume.
We would like to thank nevv.org for their support, our photographers Eugen, Raimund and Marko for a good documentation, and all people involved in the conference workshops for their hard work.

Finally, we want to introduce the new ROBARCH list, inspired by lists such as ECAADE and CAADRIA, which are of great use to the community. The new ROBARCH list will link together architects, artists, designers, and engineers involved in robotic fabrication and promote new events, posts interesting job openings etc. The first official ROBARCH eMail will go out soon, please let us know if you have anything to announce!

Have fun with the first part of the online RobArch2012 documentation and thank you all for having been part of RobArch2012!

With kind regards from Vienna!
Sigrid & Johannes

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Robots in Architecture is on the road again with workshops in:
January 17-19 Istanbul, Turkey
January 21-24 Trier, Germany
April 25-28 Master I Architettura I Digitale I Iuav, Venice, Italy
July 1-5 CAADFUTURES, Tongji University, Shanghai China
Summer 2013: Robots in Architecture goes Down Under in Australia

Robots in Architecture has just joined Facebook! As Rob|Arch is coming increasingly closer, we’ll try to frequently post up-to-date information about the preparations. All essential information will of course also be posted on robarch2012.org

Go to www.facebook.com/robotsinarchitecture – you do not have to be a member of Facebook to view this page, as we will be posting publicly.

New Robot Arrivals for Rob|Arch 2012

We’re glad to announce that the final batch of robots has arrived in Vienna, three Staeubli TX90 robots, ranging from normal size to the XL variant, which will be used for the SciArc workshop at Rob|Arch. The ABB IRB 120 for Thibault Schwartz’ workshop already arrived a while ago. The Association’s KR16-2 aren’t on workshop duty, but will exhibited at the conference as well. While the workshops in Vienna are nearly fully booked out, there are still some places left e.g. for Graz, which is connected to Vienna by a direct 2.5h train connection. For more details on Rob|Arch, please go to www.robarch2012.org

KUKA|prc Update

KUKA|prc has been updated! This release contains a new robot model, various bugfixes (especially regarding endeffector orientation) and improvements in regards to speed and stability.

Please download it from the KUKA|prc page.