Will Robots Build Your Next Project?

A brick wall is being built on a traffic island in New York without human hands. The robot doing the work is a brainchild of two architects as an illustration of 'digital materiality'.

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October 29, 2009, 5:00 AM PDT

By Tim Halbur


The architects, Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler of Zurich, believe that combining robots and computer-aided design will revolutionize architecture.

"[T]he point of Gramazio and Kohler's research is not to put the bricklayer out of a job. Their latest installation is primarily supposed to be for the purposes of architectural research -- a test of the potential and limitations of this production technique with respect to a contemporary design culture, as they put it.

Gramazio and Kohler's research team already used R-O-B to build a oscillating wall at last year's Architecture Biennale in Venice."

Monday, October 26, 2009 in Science Daily

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