Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 978-3-319-70865-2
Number of pages: 211
Year: 2018

Robotic Building
Henriette Bier (Ed.)
Series: Springer Series in Adaptive Environments

  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of robotics in architecture
  • Focuses on design-to-robotic-production and -operation
  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent research into robotic systems, reconfigurable structures and architectured materials

The first volume of the Adaptive Environments series focuses on Robotic Building, which refers to both physically built robotic environments and robotically supported building processes. Physically built robotic environments consist of reconfigurable, adaptive systems incorporating sensor-actuator mechanisms that enable buildings to interact with their users and surroundings in real-time. These require Design-to-Production and Operation chains that are numerically controlled and (partially or completely) robotically driven. From architectured materials, on- and off-site robotic production to robotic building operation augmenting everyday life, the volume examines achievements of the last decades and outlines potential future developments in Robotic Building. This book offers an overview of the developments within robotics in architecture so far, and explains the future possibilities of this field. The study of interactions between human and non-human agents at building, design, production and operation level will interest readers seeking information on architecture, design-to-roboticproduction and design-to-robotic-operation.

Publisher: Jap Sam Books
ISBN: 978-94-90322-31-1
Number of pages: 108
Year: 2012

iA#5 - Robotics in Architecture
Kas Oosterhuis, Henriette Bier [eds]

The theme of iA#5 is Robotics in Architecture

Understanding buildings from a life-cycle perspective with respect to their economical and ecological impact on society at large requires the development of unprecedented concepts and practical applications for interactive, robotic architecture, leading to the emergence of active and pro-active building components, which act and interact in ever-changing environments. Furthermore, this requires the development of seamless, robotics supported design, fabrication, assembly, operation and maintenance processes. The fifth IA issue on robotics addresses all these aspects on some level focusing on reconfigurable architecture that is incorporating sensing-actuating mechanisms in order to enable buildings to interact with their users and surroundings.