Publications / 2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan

Design-to-Robotic-Production and -Assembly for Architectural Hybrid Structures

Henriette Bier, Arwin Hidding and Marco Galli
Pages 1496-1500 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

The Design-to-Robotic-Production and -Assembly (D2RP&A) process developed at Delft University of Technology (DUT) has been scaled up to building size by prototyping of-site a 3.30 m high fragment of a larger spaceframe structure The fragment consists of wooden linear elements connected to a polymer node printed at 3D Robot Printing and panels robotically milled at Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS). It has been evaluated for suitability for assembly on-site without temporary support while relying on human-robot collaboration. The constructed architectural hybrid structure is proof of concept for an on- and off-site D2RP&A approach that is envisioned to be implemented using a range of robots able to possibly address all phases of construction in the future.

Keywords: Architecture; computational design; optimization; robotic production; robotic assembly Robotic production, Robotic assembly