Large-Scale Robotic Timber Fabrication in Architecture

September 17, 2016 / David Correa, Oliver David Krieg

External Event
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC Vancouver

Research Associates David Correa and Oliver David Krieg of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) will hold a workshop on robotic fabrication at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, University of British Columbia from 17th to 21st September 2016.

While many industries have made leaps and bounds in adopting highly flexible and fully automated fabrication workflows using robotics, the construction and design industry are only just starting to open the door to these technologies. Recent developments in robotics combined with more accessible design-to-fabrication tools can now offer architects, designers and fabricators unprecedented access to a new design paradigm.
The Institute of Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart is world-renowned for its leading research expertise in robot-assisted design and fabrication. The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia is pleased to bring ICD to Canada to offer this one-of-a-kind opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop on Robotic Fabrication. Using a state-of-the-art eight-axis industrial robot configuration, the workshop will guide participants through the unique technical and conceptual foundations that underpin robotic milling in wood through the development and construction of a full-scale fabrication project.

The workshop is structured as two full days of intensive training with the robot, followed by a hands-on fabrication session the following week.
Visit the UBC Website for more information and registration.
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