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Sequential Modular Assembly - Robotic Assembly of Cantilevering Structures through Differentiated Load Modules

Wibranek, Bastian ; Wietschorke, Leon ; Glaetzer, Timm ; Tessmann, Oliver (2020)
Sequential Modular Assembly - Robotic Assembly of Cantilevering Structures through Differentiated Load Modules.
Bangkok, Thailand
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

The principles of computation, robotics, and modular building elements offer excellent opportunities for automation in architecture. A building system that incorporates these principles could cope with detachable building elements, sequential assembly processes, and algorithmic adaptability. In this paper, we investigate the strategic distribution of weight through a set of modules with different weights to build cantilevering structures. The modules are designed to have self-calibrating qualities, to allow a precisely defined positioning and thus be suitable for a robotic assembly. We implement an algorithm that automatically calculates the position and amount of weight modules. The exact placements are translated into robot instructions. By removing or adding a single module, we stimulate the collapse of the assembled structures, highlighting the precise measures of our approach. This approach may find application in scenarios where it is necessary to build without temporary support while still having a stable construction through each assembly step. Finally, we illustrate a framework to build structures that can easily be disassembled, thus allowing the reuse of the building elements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2020
Creators: Wibranek, Bastian ; Wietschorke, Leon ; Glaetzer, Timm ; Tessmann, Oliver
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Sequential Modular Assembly - Robotic Assembly of Cantilevering Structures through Differentiated Load Modules
Language: English
Date: 5 August 2020
Book Title: RE: Anthropocene - Proceedings of the 25thInternational Conference of the Association for Computer-AidedArchitectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), 5-6 August 2020, Volume 2
Event Location: Bangkok, Thailand
URL / URN: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/2015%20+dave&hits=2...
Abstract:

The principles of computation, robotics, and modular building elements offer excellent opportunities for automation in architecture. A building system that incorporates these principles could cope with detachable building elements, sequential assembly processes, and algorithmic adaptability. In this paper, we investigate the strategic distribution of weight through a set of modules with different weights to build cantilevering structures. The modules are designed to have self-calibrating qualities, to allow a precisely defined positioning and thus be suitable for a robotic assembly. We implement an algorithm that automatically calculates the position and amount of weight modules. The exact placements are translated into robot instructions. By removing or adding a single module, we stimulate the collapse of the assembled structures, highlighting the precise measures of our approach. This approach may find application in scenarios where it is necessary to build without temporary support while still having a stable construction through each assembly step. Finally, we illustrate a framework to build structures that can easily be disassembled, thus allowing the reuse of the building elements.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Automation, Discretization, Multi Modular Assembly, Robotics
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe B: Gestalten und Darstellen
15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe B: Gestalten und Darstellen > Digital Design
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Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 06:22
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