A computational framework for the design and robotic manufacturing of complex wood structures

Roberto Naboni*, Anja Kunic

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The emerging paradigm of Industry 4.0 is rapidly expanding in the AEC sector, where emergent technologies are offering new possibilities. The use of collaborative robots is enabling processes of advanced fabrication, where humans and robots coexist and collaborate towards the co-creation of new building processes. This paper focuses on setting a conceptual framework and a computational workflow for the design and assembly of a novel type of engineered wood structures. The aim is advancing timber construction through complex tectonic configurations, which are informed by logics of robotic assembly, topology and material optimization, and combinatorial design. Starting from the conceptualization of robotic layered manufacturing for timber structures, this work presents the development of a digital twin applied to the voxel-based design of complex timber structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution : eCAADe SIGraDi 2019
EditorsJosé Pedro Sousa, Goncalo Castro Henriques, João Pedro Xavier
Volume3
PublishereCAADe
Publication date2019
Edition1.
Pages189-196
ISBN (Electronic)9789491207198
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe eCAADe and SIGraDI Conference - University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 11. Sep 201913. Sep 2019

Conference

ConferenceThe eCAADe and SIGraDI Conference
LocationUniversity of Porto
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period11/09/201913/09/2019

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Timber
Wood
Robotics
Robots
Robotic assembly
Layered manufacturing
Tectonics
Topology
Fabrication
Industry

Keywords

  • Digital Materials
  • Robotic Assembly
  • Wood Structures
  • Voxel-based Design
  • Topology Optimization

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Naboni, R., & Kunic, A. (2019). A computational framework for the design and robotic manufacturing of complex wood structures. In J. P. Sousa, G. C. Henriques, & J. P. Xavier (Eds.), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution: eCAADe SIGraDi 2019 (1. ed., Vol. 3, pp. 189-196). eCAADe.
Naboni, Roberto ; Kunic, Anja. / A computational framework for the design and robotic manufacturing of complex wood structures. Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution: eCAADe SIGraDi 2019. editor / José Pedro Sousa ; Goncalo Castro Henriques ; João Pedro Xavier. Vol. 3 1. ed. eCAADe, 2019. pp. 189-196
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Naboni, R & Kunic, A 2019, A computational framework for the design and robotic manufacturing of complex wood structures. in JP Sousa, GC Henriques & JP Xavier (eds), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution: eCAADe SIGraDi 2019. 1. edn, vol. 3, eCAADe, pp. 189-196, The eCAADe and SIGraDI Conference, Porto, Portugal, 11/09/2019.

A computational framework for the design and robotic manufacturing of complex wood structures. / Naboni, Roberto; Kunic, Anja.

Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution: eCAADe SIGraDi 2019. ed. / José Pedro Sousa; Goncalo Castro Henriques; João Pedro Xavier. Vol. 3 1. ed. eCAADe, 2019. p. 189-196.

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