How can one create new figuration within the interface of robotics with
an unpredictable material?

METHOD
C2H3NaO2 • 3H2O Acetic acid sodium salt
ABB IRB2600 robotic arm

Using sodium acetate, with its phase changing properties, as a spatial material without a traditional framework or support material creates the ability to navigate and fabricate directly on and around existing objects.
Use of 3D vector-based tool paths and a robotic arm forced the students to rethink their design strategy through the exploration of the relationship between material and tooling. Custom tools and techniques were developed through the workshop in order to work with this novel material. The following work produced during this 10-day workshop from students of Tamkang University, ChiaoTung University, Feng Chia University examine this approach....

Tutors
Ursula Frick University Innsbruck | [uto] | Austria
Thomas Grabner University Innsbruck | [uto] | Austria
Shih-Yuan Wang Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Tsung-Hsien Wang Sheffield University | United Kingdom

Additive Robotic Materialization is an experimental research project in cooperation with Cheng Yang Product Design Co. Ltd (澄洋產品設計 佘昱錫) sponsored by Tamkang University Department of Architecture Prof. Chen-Cheng Chen (淡江大學建築系 陳珍誠教授) and ABB Taiwan.

special thanks to HAL - Thibault Schwartz for the educational license for this 10days workshop.

Music: 'Emergence' by Trifonic.

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