Construction 4.0: Innovation Platform for the Built Environment
February 14, 2020
New book chapter: featuring a chapter, "Potentials of Cyber-physical Systems in Architecture and Construction" by Lauren Vasey and Achim Menges.
Keynote: Digital Transformation and New Challenges
November 21, 2019
Best Makers Project: AEC Hackathon
July 20, 2018
Three teams of ITECH masters students participated in the AEC Hackathon hosted by TU Berlin, supervised by ICD Research Associate Lauren Vasey. The groups presented technologies that will be used on the upcoming research pavilions, including real time control and sensor feedback displayed in on a "digital twin" webpage made with Autodesk Forge. One group from the ITECH studio 2019 was recognized for the category "Best Makers Project."
September 19, 2018
ICD Research Associates Lauren Vasey and Maria Yablonina will give a keynote lecture at the AAG 2018 conference on cyber-physical fabrication, heterogeneous robot teams, and bespoke fabrication processes.
The conference will be held at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden 22-25 September.
For more information please visit: AAG 2018.
April 27, 2018
The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/2/017 has won a BIM award in the category Research and Teaching.
Lecture: SAC Stadelshule
May 08, 2018
Plexus Lecture: UCL Bartlett
March 01, 2018
The Plexus Project is an initiative to bring together the creative talent of different disciplines to share techniques, solve problems and build networks of collaboration. The events will happen every other month inviting young designers, architects, engineers, programmers, game designers and visual artists. We will also have one guest connected online to keep the project open to international collaboration. You can also apply to present at the Plexus, making the Plexus an opportunity to showcase your work and connect with industry. This initiative is open to anyone in London that is looking for an informal place to network and learn about new methodologies and workflows. Depending on the success of the project, we will evaluate doing it every month. Send us your suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is completely free and public.
The Bartlett School of Architecture
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
22 Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
You Fab Global Creative Awards: Finalists
January 09, 2018
ITECH M.Sc.Graduates Kyriaki Goti and Shir Katz are finalists in the You Fab Creative Awards with their ITECH Master’s Thesis “Tangible Formations: Intuitive design and fabrication process through real-time human-computer interaction”.
The finalists and winners were selected from 227 submissions from 26 countries, and will be displayed at GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi (Tokyo) from Feb 9th to 23rd, 2018.
ITECH M.Sc.Thesis Project 2017
Tangible Formations: Intuitive design and fabrication process through real-time human-computer interaction.
Students: Kyriaki Goti and Shir Katz
Thesis Advisors: Dr.-Ing. M.Sc. Ehsan Baharlou, M. Arch. B.S.Eng. Lauren Vasey
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons) Achim Menges (ICD)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers (ITKE)
Kuka Innovation Award 2018
October 14, 2017
A team of researchers and students from ICD has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Kuka Innovation award! The team from the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart combines expertise in algorithmic geometry and the development of robot-based material processing systems. In this project, it aims to provide small and medium-sized companies with access to robot-assisted methods of work. The concept comprises a collaborative robot workbench with an augmented reality interface. The project will demonstrate a woodworking scenario in which a robot assists a human. The team includes Bahar Al Bahar, Ayoub Lharchi, Oliver Krieg, Ondrej Kyjanek, Lauren Vasey, and Benedikt Wannemacher.
Construction Bionics: Bio-Inspired Concepts for the Built Environment
August 15, 2017
Moritz Dörstelmann and Lauren Vasey will give keynote lectures at TU Dresden’s International Summer School on Construction Bionics. Lauren will give a lecture on “Behavioral Building: Construction strategies from nature for adaptive and feedback-driven robotic processes in architecture.” Moritz’ lecture, “Fibrous Structures in Nature and Technology,” will include ongoing research and projects at ICD and ITKE, including the Elytra Filament Pavilion as well as ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2013/2014.
The International Summerschool “Construction Bionics” at TU Dresden is a workshop for excellent young researchers, PhD-students and PostDocs from all over the world with a shared interest in biology, material science, civil engineering, design, construction and robotics to explore future trends in bio-inspired construction processes. The workshop is directed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Rainer Noennig, and organized by Anja Jannack, and Sebastian Wiesenhuetter of TU Dresden. Funding is made possible by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government.
Human and Robot Collaboration Enabling the Fabrication and Assembly of a Filament-Wound Structure
October 27, 2016
ICD Research Associate Lauren Vasey will give a lecture on the paper “Collaborative Construction: Human and Robot Collaboration Enabling the Fabrication and Assembly of a Filament-Wound Structure” (Vasey et al 2016) at the upcoming ACADIA conference held at the University of Michigan Taubmann College. The paper is based on the Autodesk Hive: a collaboration with Autodesk Research (UI), The Strategic Innovation Group of Autodesk CTO, The Living of Autodesk Research, and the ICD.
Lecture: Pratt Institute
October 30, 2016
On Monday, October 31st, ICD Research Associate Lauren Vasey will speak at the Pratt institute – the Consortium for Research & Robotics. The lecture will be titled, “Potentials of Cyber-physical Systems in Robotic Fabrication and Construction,” and is part of Pratt’s Fall 2016 lecture Series.
The lecture will be held at the consortium’s lab space, in Brooklyn Brooklyn Navy Yard, POB 195 Building 280, Suite 51563 at 6pm.
The Hive: A Human and Robot Collaborative Building Process
July 25, 2016
On Wednesday, July 27th, ICD research associate Lauren Vasey will speak at Siggraph: 2016: “Render The Possibilities” in Anaheim, California. The annual SIGGRAPH conference takes place this week and is the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
She will co-present the Hive pavilion, ICD’s collaboration with Autodesk as an experience presentation with Heather Kerrick (Autodesk Strategic Innovation), Danil Nagy (The Living, Autodesk Research), and Tovi Grossman (Autodesk Research, User Interface Group). The lecture, titled,” The Hive: A Human and Robot Collaborative Building Process,” will discuss methods which enabled collaborative construction: including global system monitoring, system communication, wearable interfaces, machine vision, and adaptive robotic control.
Digital and Physical Agent-based Design and Construction Methods
June 07, 2016
On June 8th and 9th, ICD Research Associates Tobias Schwinn and Lauren Vasey will give a lecture as part of the “Design and Coordination of Micro- to Macro-Scale Swarms” workshop hosted by the Max Planck Institue and ETH Zurich. The lecture, “Digital and Physical Agent-based Design and Construction Methods” will present on-going research at the institute in digital and physical agent based design and construction methods, including Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, ICD/ ITKE Research Pavilion 2014/2015, and examples from ITECH masters thesis, including work by Giulio Brugnaro and Maria Yablonina.
The workshop takes place at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (MPI-ORN) in Radolfzell, Germany. Researchers Long Ngyuen and Benjamin Felbrich will also participate in the workshop, and present the research on two posters.
October 29, 2015
Architectural Design (AD), the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart (ICD) cordially invite you to a symposium for the German Launch of the AD issue ,MATERIAL SYNTHESIS – Fusing the Computational and the Physical‘.
Philippe Block (BRG – ETH Zürich)
Jan Knippers (ITKE – Universität Stuttgart)
Achim Menges (ICD – Universität Stuttgart)
Tobias Schwinn (ICD – Universität Stuttgart)
Karola Dierichs (ICD – Universität Stuttgart)
Steffen Reichert, Antonis Schley (ICD – Universität Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz)
Moritz Dörstelmann, Marshall Prado (ICD – Universität Stuttgart)
Valentin Koslowski, Lauren Vasey (ITKE/ICD – Universität Stuttgart)
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