1. Robotic Bead Rolling
    by J. Friedman, A. Hosny, and A. Lee (Harvard GSD)

    The robotic workflow proposed analyzes the bead rolling process, its potential digital interpretation, and improved fabrication aspects that accompany such a translation. For this process, a robotic tool has been developed that integrates multiple variables ob-served from existing bead rolling machines, while simultaneously allowing further control. Material-informed decisions required a series of tests evaluating optimum tool and workflow design. While the process provokes a multitude of potentialities, it has been put towards a structural behavior testing scenario to demonstrate its validity. It attempts to bridge analysis methods with prototyping as means of direct performance testing and evaluation. Deeply rooted within a parametric modeling environment, the workflow creates a single digital interface that links several platforms that otherwise are not in direct communication.

    This clip was accepted as a video submission to Rob|Arch 2014 - the international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design.

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  2. Woven Clay
    by J. Friedman, H. Kim, and O. Mesa (Harvard GSD)

    The Standard definitions and models of additive manufacturing, such as those outlined by ASTM (2012), often assume a layer-by-layer deposition of a material onto a flat surface. The research presented looks to explore what alternative formal opportunities that may arise when challenging these assumptions concerning additive manufacturing. Beginning with the robotic clay coil extrusion process, the research uses a bottom-up approach that asks what types of forms and scales can be generated with this process. Prototypes incorporate techniques such as weaving as a means of fabricating panels that celebrate the inherent nature of the coil itself. The woven patterns are designed to incorporate both assembly logics and performance qualities such as light permeability across a façade component. Through a series of full-scale prototypes focusing on a specific building application, this research works to resolve the seemingly conflicting nature between the inherent mutability of the clay material and the high level of control granted by robotic fabrication processes.

    This clip was accepted as a video submission to Rob|Arch 2014 - the international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design.

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  3. Robot Reel
    by Nikita Troufanov (SCI-Arc)

    This is a compilation of Nikita Troufanov's robotic design & research work at SCI-Arc as part of the ESTm Postgraduate Master program.

    This clip was accepted as a video submission to Rob|Arch 2014 - the international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design.

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  4. Tom Kovac, PhD examination
    ‘The State of Art of Practice in the Architecture of the Real and the Virtual’

    Held in Melbourne as part of the Practice Research Symposium (PRS) at the School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University. The PRS lies at the heart of a longstanding Higher Degrees by Research program that examines what designers actually do when they design, and seeks to develop new and innovative approaches to creative practice.

    june 2014

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  5. During this highly experimental workshop we explored the potential of incremental forming of plastic in an architectural context. Over a week-long workshop we went at the very limits of both material and machine, finetuning the fabrication strategies in the process. All final exhibits were designed by the participants themselves within Grasshopper and KUKA|prc. The relative high speed of the process allowed us to iterate very quickly, using parametric programming to quickly react on and improve on the result of the previous experiment.

    Team: Association for Robots in Architecture (robotsinarchitecture.org) and IP RWTH Aachen University (ip.rwth-aachen.de): Johannes Braumann, Daniel Goldbach, Elisa Lublasser
    with Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, Jan Brüninghaus, Martin von Hilchen

    Location: Shanghai, China
    Event: DADA 2015 Conference, in cooperation with Tongji University and FabUnion
    Participants: Adlet Kylyshbekov, Yi Zhang, Addin Cui, Lim Zhang, Dongyuan Liu, Xingrui Zhou, Xiaoyin Ou, Yu Lei, Jin Xin, Qian Ren, Tian Lou, Wang Daimei, and Pan Libo

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