30 Apr '17, 9pm

Carbon fibre pavilion is woven by robots, drones & inspired by moths (Video)

Carbon fibre pavilion is woven by robots, drones & inspired by moths (Video)

New digital tools are changing the way things are made and even how buildings are built. In the emerging field of computational design, the whole process from conception to construction is accelerated, and forms are able to become ever more complex, thanks to the digitization of parameters that can then be easily manipulated en masse on the computer with the click of a button. Of course, adding automation into the fabrication process also helps. The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) of the University of Stuttgart have experimented with robot-aided construction before , and their latest project showcases a striking, cantilevered design that is inspired by the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae, and woven by industrial robots and drones. Watch how it's made: ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 20...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/drone-robot...

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