069-0003-00L  Integrated Design and Robotic Fabrication Project

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersF. Gramazio, M. Kohler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MAS in Architecture and Digital Fabrication.


069-0003-00 GIntegrated Design and Robotic Fabrication Project8 hrsF. Gramazio, M. Kohler

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AbstractThe second term of the MAS programme is split into two consecutive design and fabrication projects. Students work collaboratively on all aspects from design to the digital / robotic fabrication of their 1-1 scale structure. Students acquire experience in project management, learn to organise their work packages and develop integrated digital fabrication processes.
ObjectiveStudents tackle the challenge of integrating an innovative constructive system and robotic fabrication workflow into a digital design project with respect to a given timeline.
ContentDuring the second ten weeks of term 2, the assignment is to design and fabricate a complex spatial timber structure. Students work collaboratively on all aspects from computational design to structural analysis and simulation, customised robotic tooling and fabrication. They acquire experience in 1-1 scale robotic construction using the unique facility of the Institute of Technology in Architecture equipped with four ABB IRB 4600 industrial robotic arms attached to a gantry system.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersF. Gramazio, M. Kohler
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (069000)

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