This workshop aims to determine the advantages and drawbacks of utilizing a robot swarm to autonomously complete a construction task.
We will teach a self-organizing swarm of small construction robots which follow local rules to build an emergent structure.
Background & Research methods
The research explores a prototype for a 3D printing system to locate and sinter Martian soil, as previously envisioned by Foster + Partners.
We will build on the highly popular Makeblock a kit robot system to build robots which can navigate and manipulate terrain and combine this with machine vision to allow them to make informed decisions.
Throughout the four days we will try to capture the development of the behavioural rules and the cumulative construction.
Our team is part of the multidisciplinary Specialist Modelling Group within Foster + Partners. We come from diverse backgrounds with architecture and computation being the common ground where our interests meet.
Josef MusilCluster Champion
Josef is part of the research group SMG within Foster + Partners in London and focuses on applied research, application of new technologies and algorithmic design.
Jan DierckxCluster Champion
Jan is part of the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners where he combines an internal consultant role with research in large-scale manufacturing and the integration of robotics and automation in the office.
Richard MaddockCluster Expert
Richard holds degrees in software engineering as well as architecture, and is currently an associate at Foster + Partners as part of the Specialist Modelling Group.
Miriam Dall'ignaCluster Expert
Miriam works as associate Design Systems Analyst at the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners and Computational Design Tutor at the University of Westminster.
Octavian GheorghiuCluster Expert
Octavian graduated from the AADRL and now works as a design systems analyst at Foster + Partners within the Specialist Modelling Group. He is a visiting lecturer at The Bartlett UCL.
Sam WilkinsonCluster Expert
Sam works at Foster + Partners Specialist Modelling Group. His interests are in computational intelligence, additive construction, and the future.
Philip RobinsonCluster Expert
Philip Robinson is an expert in auditory perception and architectural acoustics who develops auralization, simulation, and virtual reality systems to support architectural design.
Xiaoming YangCluster Expert
Xiaoming Yang is an environmental designer focused on daylighting and lighting design. He studied in National University of Singapore as an electrical engineer and now works at Foster + Partners.
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