Soft Robotics and Emergent Materials in Architecture

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Abstract

This paper investigates the potential of soft robotics that are enabled by emergent materials in architecture. Distributed, adaptive soft robotics holds the promise to address many issues in architectural environments such as energy efficiency as well as user comfort and safety.Two examples out of a series of experiments conducted in the Material Dynamics Lab at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are being introduced and serve as a vehicle to explore distributed soft robotics in architectural environments. The design process and project development methods of the soft robotic systems integrated the fabrication of working proof of concept prototypes as well as their testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReal Time - Extending the Reach of Computation
EditorsBob Martens, Gabriel Wurzer, Thomas Grasl, Wolfgang E. Lorenz, Richard Schaffranek
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages409-416
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789491207099
StatePublished - 2015
Event33rd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 16 2015Sep 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2015
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/16/159/18/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

Keywords

  • Adaptive environments
  • Flexible electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart materials
  • Soft robotics

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