1. Elective course at the University of Innsbruck's Institute for Experimental Architecture.hochbau in cooperation with REX|LAB, Laboratory for Robotic Experimentation, held by Marios Tsiliakos and Pavlos Fereos.

    The presented process is generated in Grasshopper using the HAL plug-in for robotic control - designed and written by Thibault Schwartz. For more details on the robotic control please visit Marios Tsiliako's Video: vimeo.com/69633175.

    Music by Podington Bear, Love Sprouts.

    A more descriptive version will be uploaded in the next weeks...

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  2. Robotic FOAMing is a series of design-research prototypes and installations, all fabricated in foam by CNC machines and robots. It is an arts-based design-research project that investigates the post-digital paradigm shift from novel formal digital aesthetics to Neo-Materialism – with its innovative fabrication and manufacturing techniques and technologies. It looks 1) at the potential of robotic fabrication in architecture, in the attempt to start bridging the gaps in scale, price and expertise between relatively simply achievable Rapid Prototyped (RP) models, by using foam with 2,5D computer-numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines and 4D multi-axial multi-move robotic arms systems. Besides its strong material-based and process-related innovative aesthetics, the research is 2) led by a sustainable agenda: how to externalize (from cavity walls) the insulation material foam, how to increase its structural performance and capitalize on its surface workability by digital and machinic processes.

    The following video depicts the results of the workshop held at SmartGeometry 2013 by the REX|LAB, at The Bartlett at the UCL.

    Special Thanks to:

    Innsbruck Worshop - Ernest Hager andKevin Neurauter
    REX|LAB Student Assistants - Pedja Gavrilivoc, Roger Loho and Anne Steinkogler
    Tool development, IO – Stefan Hechenberger
    HAL, support – Thibault Schwartz

    And all the participants in past Robotic FOAMing Worshops:

    SmartGeometry cluster participants: Andreas Akerblom, Andrei Ivanescu, Anna Kulik, Christopher Beorkrem, Deniz Tumerdem, Dirk Krolikowski, James Warton, Khaled ElAshry, Marilena Georgantzi, Matthew Gilbert, Ozgun Balaban, Vladimir Ondejcik

    University of Innsbruck: Michela Bassot, Aurélie Bis, Selina Brandstätter, Stamatia Christodoulaki, Tobias Dorsch, Birgit Eberl, Hannes Fickenscher, Karl Christoph Handtmann, Maximilian Hartmann, Tobias Hauer, Lena Herrmann, Julia Huminski, Daniel Kapfinger, Thomas Kendlbacher, Bernardin König, Laurent Loullingen, Lisa-Marie Martach, Kübra Mercan, Verena Neureiter, Alexander Neuwirth, Eric Pöltner, Elena Prisse, Dennis Przybilka, Johanna Quast, Stefan Reynisson, Jakob Roßmann, Ufuk Sagir, Johannes Schewe, Laura Schmid, Daniel Schröckmair, Maximilian Seiferlein, Martin Sieberer, Selina Vix, Andreas Wagner, Kevin Weiß, Gabriel Weitenthaler

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  3. Using a synchronized 3 robot setup, participants explore the potentials to hybridize analog and robotic fabrication techniques to exploit and reveal uncertain material properties.

    These experiments took place in the first month of operation of the Robotic Experimentation Laboratory at the University of Innsbruck.

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