Use of a low-cost humanoid for tiling as a study in on-site fabrication

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Abstract

Since the tme architecture and construction began embracing robotcs, the pre-fab movement has grown rapidly. As the possibilites for new design and fabrication emerge from creatvity and need, the application and use of new robotc technologies becomes vital. This movement has been largely focused on the deployment of industrial-type robots used in the (automobile) manufacturing industry for decades, as well as trying to apply these technologies into off-site building construction. Beyond the pre-fab (off-site) conditions, on-site fabrication offers a valuable next step to implement new construction methods and reduce human work-related injuries. The main challenge in introducing on-site robotc fabrication/construction is the dificulty in calibrating robot navigation (localization) in an unstructured and constantly changing environment. Additionally, advances in robotc technology, similar to the revolution of at-home 3D printing, shift the ownership of modes of production from large industrial enttes to individuals, allowing for greater levels of design and construction customization. This paper demonstrates a low-cost humanoid robot as highly customizable technology for floor tling. A novel end-effector design to pick up tles was developed, along with a localization system that can be applied to a wide variety of robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACADIA 2016
Subtitle of host publicationPosthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
EditorsGeoffrey Thun, Kathy Velikov, Matias del Campo, Sean Ahlquist
PublisherACADIA
Pages214-223
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780692770955
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture - Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines, ACADIA 2016 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2016Oct 29 2016

Publication series

NameACADIA 2016: Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture

Other

Other36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture - Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines, ACADIA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor
Period10/27/1610/29/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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