Applying Robotics to Construction

Posted 29 Sep 2011 at 16:51 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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In a recent Automaton article, Markus Weibel of ETH Zurich, discusses the work of two of his colleagues there, Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, applying digital tools and robots to the design and fabrication of buildings as well as sculpture using construction techniques. Besides serving on the faculty of ETH, Gramazio and Kohler have an architectural firm through which they commercialize the techniques they've developed.

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