Good news, everyone! Exciting things are happening, the Association for Robots in Architecture has just received a very welcome grant from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) to explore the robotic fabrication of an innovative building material, developed by an ambitious Austrian start-up company.
We’re also glad to announce that, as we already hinted a few days ago, Thibault Schwartz – developer of the HAL plugin for Grasshopper, has joined the Association of Robots in Architecture as a developing member. While we will keep on doing our “own stuff”, we and Thibault share a common vision of the use of robots in architecture. It is our strong belief that the sharing of knowledge is the way to go, so both KUKA|prc and HAL will profit from this partnership.
Preparations for the first conference on robots in architecture, art, and design – Rob|Arch 2012 – to be held in December 2012, are also well under way – we’ll have workshops ranging from agile 7-axis lightweight robots to heavy-duty concrete (!) milling robots, with several more robots in between. The topics and dates will be announced with the call for papers in mid-January – but be assured that with partners such as the University of Stuttgart, TU Graz, ETH Zurich, and TU Wien it’s going to be exciting!