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Robot-Assisted Assembly in Wood Construction

The DADA Digital Factory workshop “Robot-Assisted Assembly in Wood Construction” led by Abel Groenewolt, Oliver David Krieg, and Achim Menges explores a digital fabrication concept that allows the construction of complex geometry without relying on elaborate measuring techniques or geometric specificity of the building parts. By using an industrial robot as an assembly assistant, simple, regularly shaped objects can be accurately placed at any desired location. In effect, by encoding the geometric specificity in the assembly process instead of the building elements, elaborate timber structures can be fabricated out of standard and widely available building materials.

ICD Institute for Computational Design – Prof. Achim Menges
Abel Groenewolt, Oliver David Krieg, with Jian Ming Huang

Workshop Participants
Shi Xinyu, Li Yutong, Gu Xiaolin, Hu Jialiang, Zheng Xin, Liu Yang, Zhang Shiqi, He Yiwen, Liu Jingrui, Wu Chaoran, Du Jie

Organized and Supported by
DADA 2015 International Conference and Exhibition
CAUP Tongji University, Shanghai
ArchiUnion, Shanghai – Prof. Philip F. Yuan

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