Made by Robots

This definition of industrial robots – still very similar to that of the Robot Institute of America used until 1993 ... Note 2 to entry: The classification of robot into industrial robot ... or service robot ... is done according to its ...

Made by Robots

Although highly ambitious and sophisticated, most attempts at using robotic processes in architecture remain the exception; little more than prototypes or even failures at a larger scale. This is because the general approach is either to automate existing manual processes or the complete construction process. However, the real potential of robots remains unexploited if used merely for the execution of highly repetitive mass-fabrication processes: their capability for serial production of non-standard elements as well as for varied construction processes is mostly wasted. In order to scale up and advance the application of robotics, for both prefabrication and on-site construction, there needs to be an understanding of the different capabilities, and these should be considered right from the start of the design and planning process. This issue of AD showcases the findings of the Architecture and Digital Fabrication research module at the ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, directed by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, which explores the possibilities of robotic construction processes for architecture and their large-scale application to the design and construction of high-rise buildings. Together with other contributors, they also look at the far-reaching transformations starting to occur within automated fabrication: in terms of liberation of labour, entrepreneurship, the changing shape of building sites, in-situ fabrication and, most significantly, design. Contributors: Thomas Bock, Jelle Feringa, Philippe Morel, Neri Oxman, Antoine Picon and François Roche. ETH Zurich contributors: Michael Budig, Norman Hack, Willi Lauer and Jason Lim and Raffael Petrovic (Future Cities Laboratory), Volker Helm, Silke Langenberg and Jan Willmann. Featured entrepreneurs: Greyshed, Machineous, Odico Formwork Robotics, RoboFold and ROB Technologies.

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Made by Robots
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Matthias Kohler
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-30 - Publisher: Wiley

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Language: en
Pages: 36
Authors: Adrian Choy
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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Peter F. Hamilton, Annalee Newitz, Alastair Reynolds
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-17 - Publisher: Solaris

100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, “robots” are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games. They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This
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Language: en
Pages: 594
Authors: Guido Herrmann, Martin Pearson, Alexander Lenz, Paul Bremner, Adam Spiers, Ute Leonards
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-23 - Publisher: Springer

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Comparative handbook: robotic technologies law
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Alain Bensoussan, Jérémy Bensoussan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher: Éditions Larcier

Studies of the overall impact of robotics on the economy have shown that investments in its various sectors – industrial, professional and service robotics – are increasing globally and the markets associated with them are valued in billions. Robotization improves the competitiveness of enterprises, while collaborative robotics reinvents methods of