ICD Research Talk - Designing[with]Machines

December 2, 2021 / M. Yablonina

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ICD University of Stuttgart


Task- and Site-Specific Robotic Teams for Architectural In-Situ Making

PhD Dissertation online presentation by Maria Yablonina

Thursday 02.12.2021, 05:30pm

Maria Yablonina’s dissertation explores an approach to the design of robotic fabrication systems and workflows wherein the hardware and the design parameters are treated as interdependent variables. This approach, titled Designing[with]Machines, offers an opportunity to develop robotic hardware and software systems from scratch, thus allowing to tailor them to fit the criteria of the design and fabrication processes. The proposed methodology includes simultaneous development of hardware, software, and architectural design parameters, which can be described as a series of interdependent relationships between the machine, the site, the material, and the designer. Within these relationships, the typically rigid technical parameter boundaries of robotic hardware become compliant and adjustable in response to the design criteria.

Maria Yablonina was a PhD researcher in IntCDC until she was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Toronto in 2020.

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