Martin Bechthold, Professor of Architectural Technology and founder of the GSD's Design Robotics Group (DRG), and Nathan King (DDes candidate in Technology) will host a robot workshop at Rob|Arch 2012 in Graz. The topic of their workshop is “Robotic Casting.” The workshop will take place from December 12-14, 2012.
The workshop explores novel approaches to serially customized casting processes enabled through the strategic deployment of three 6-axis robotic manipulators. Combining bottom up and top down design approaches, the workshop includes the design and fabrication of robotic molds geared towards the production of customizable structural components. The workshop production process takes full advantage of the robots ability to precisely choreograph the mold position in space and time. The production will generate a controlled yet infinitely variable family of structural modules that combine into a larger physical prototype.
For more information visit the conference website.