HIGH-STRUNG: ROBOTIC DESIGN
Discover where designers and robots meet. With the rising popularity of digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and six-axis robots, new design freedom is emerging. This catalyst technology enables designers to rethink traditional craft practices, execute an unlimited variety of non-repetitive tasks, trial material applications for mass-customisation and bespoke design solutions and democratise design.
View a showcase of design research into ‘excitable matter’, fabricated with a set of industrial robotic arms (KUKA KR 6, 10, 60 and 120) and VR Hololens at the Robotics Research and Advanced Manufacturing research group, University of Sydney. These novel material approaches investigate robotic prototyping 1:1 with concrete, timber, carbon-fibre and stone. Exhibiting methods and samples of robotic 3D printing, timber module assembly, core-less carbon fibre winding, stone carving and many more techniques with a strong foundation in craft and material knowledge, rethought with cutting edge technology for the 21 century and a different future for the design and architecture profession.
Image courtesy of Dagmar Reinhardt