The project presents an in-depth analysis of the current state of the art in robotic timber construction, which have led to the following hypothesis; We have seen a minimal knowledge transfer between architectural academia and the AEC industry, despite significant national and international research into robotics and automation within the field. The cause of this is identified to be related to the complexities of interacting with construction technologies – such as industrial robot arms.
This hypothesis will be mitigated through the successful identification of new interfacing mechanisms, while developing an associated intuitive interface that allows architects and other non-robotically trained professionals to engage with robotic technologies. What these mechanism and interface is, will be developed through interviews and conversations with professionals from design and build practices and the AEC industry.
This project is an Industrial PhD in collaboration with Odico A/S.