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Auto(mated)nomous Assembly

Liu, Yuxi ; Belousov, Boris ; Funk, Niklas ; Chalvatzaki, Georgia ; Peters, Jan ; Tessmann, Oliver
eds.: Correia, António Gomes ; Azenha, Miguel ; Cruz, Paulo J.S. ; Novais, Paulo ; Pereira, Paulo (2023)
Auto(mated)nomous Assembly.
International Conference on Trends on Construction in the Post-Digital Era. Guimarães, Portugal (06.-09.09.2022)
doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-20241-4_12
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

The paper presents research on a hierarchical, computational design approach for the aggregation of dry-joint, interlocking building blocks and their autonomous assembly by robots. The elements are based on the SL Block system developed by Shen-Guan Shih. The work proposes strategies to assemble multiple SL blocks to form larger aggregations which subsequently turn into building elements on another scale. This approach allows reconsidering the resolution of architectural constructions. Building elements that have previously been considered as solid and monolithic can now be aggregated by many small SL-Blocks. Those dry-joint aggregations allow for easy disassembly and reassembly into different configurations and therefore contribute to a circular reuse of building elements. In order to facilitate such a permanent transformation, the research also includes first steps towards the autonomous assembly of building blocks through a robot including the planning for how to optimally place the parts, as well as ensuring feasible execution by the robot. The goal is a fully autonomous pipeline that takes as input a user-defined, desired shape, and the available building blocks, and directly maps to actions that are executable by the robot. As a result, the desired shape should be optimally resembled through the robot’s autonomous actions. The research therefore addresses handling the combinatorial search space regarding the possibilities to combine the available parts, incorporate the constraints of the robot, creating a feasible plan that ensures the stability of the structure at any point in the construction process, avoiding collisions between the robot and the structure, and in the case of SL-Blocks, trying to ensure that the overall structure is interlocking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2023
Editors: Correia, António Gomes ; Azenha, Miguel ; Cruz, Paulo J.S. ; Novais, Paulo ; Pereira, Paulo
Creators: Liu, Yuxi ; Belousov, Boris ; Funk, Niklas ; Chalvatzaki, Georgia ; Peters, Jan ; Tessmann, Oliver
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Auto(mated)nomous Assembly
Language: English
Date: 2023
Publisher: Springer
Book Title: Trends on Construction in the Digital Era. Proceedings of ISIC 2022
Series: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Series Volume: 306
Event Title: International Conference on Trends on Construction in the Post-Digital Era
Event Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Event Dates: 06.-09.09.2022
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-20241-4_12
URL / URN: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-20241-4_...
Abstract:

The paper presents research on a hierarchical, computational design approach for the aggregation of dry-joint, interlocking building blocks and their autonomous assembly by robots. The elements are based on the SL Block system developed by Shen-Guan Shih. The work proposes strategies to assemble multiple SL blocks to form larger aggregations which subsequently turn into building elements on another scale. This approach allows reconsidering the resolution of architectural constructions. Building elements that have previously been considered as solid and monolithic can now be aggregated by many small SL-Blocks. Those dry-joint aggregations allow for easy disassembly and reassembly into different configurations and therefore contribute to a circular reuse of building elements. In order to facilitate such a permanent transformation, the research also includes first steps towards the autonomous assembly of building blocks through a robot including the planning for how to optimally place the parts, as well as ensuring feasible execution by the robot. The goal is a fully autonomous pipeline that takes as input a user-defined, desired shape, and the available building blocks, and directly maps to actions that are executable by the robot. As a result, the desired shape should be optimally resembled through the robot’s autonomous actions. The research therefore addresses handling the combinatorial search space regarding the possibilities to combine the available parts, incorporate the constraints of the robot, creating a feasible plan that ensures the stability of the structure at any point in the construction process, avoiding collisions between the robot and the structure, and in the case of SL-Blocks, trying to ensure that the overall structure is interlocking.

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Published online: 20 November 2022

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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