"Automated Manufacturing and Assembly in Construction" has been accepted to be presented at Rob|Arch 2018 (robarch2018.org) through the Rob|Arch 2018 Call for Videos.
The video details some steps of the Summer 2018 research project done at Autodesk Boston BUILD Space.
The intent was that of developing a digital workflow that would support all the information necessary from conception to assembly of structural components. The team created new workflows in the Dynamo Visual Programming environment and developed new many subroutines and data structures necessary to automate the process. These were developed in C# and Python and can be shared and re-used by others in the future.
A first trial run of automated fabrication on a template has been completed with success. To support this, all the information necessary for the fabrication and assembly process was obtained from a line drawing and known sections of the elements.
This followed by a rule sets governing the decisions of the assembly order and approach directions and angles have been used to obtain the assembly choreography. Once ran the simulation and checked all the movements a first stud-frame has been built.
The next step in the project is finalizing the positioning routines using open AR and Computer Vision frameworks for object to feasibly sort and reorder parts that might be stacked in different orders or in complete disorder.
The team comprised of Ardavan Bidgoli, Sevki Topcu and Mehmet Sinan Bermek as interns under Nathan King's and Matt Jezyk's supervision with Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo Lopez's consult.