January 18-27, 2019
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 — Sun, Jan 27, 2019
159 Yorkville Avenue
On a global scale, cross-disciplinary research to leverage the full potential of digital fabrication and applications of robotics are at the forefront of design. Design researchers and creative scholars are increasingly investigating integrated design and robotic control methods for applications in on-site digital fabrication and bespoke digital prefabrication, to reimagine the possibilities of interiors, architecture, and design. Robotic fabrication strategically operates by deploying minimal material for maximal geometric definition and, as a medium, allows for the timely creation of precise and intricately crafted complex interior and exterior environments, as well as objects and surfaces. Building on the principles of computational craft, robotic fabrication seeks to build on recent advancements by examining the ways in which robotic arms have come to be seen as transcending their traditional role as performers of the monotonous tasks of mass manufacturing pipelines and instead be viewed as part of the toolset available for the production of crafted and unique work. These factors combined challenge analogue and low-tech design conventions to reconsider the entire design-to-production process, where the realities of innovative processes and solutions only seem to expand.
The Lumas Gallery window display showcases a series of robotically 3d printed vessels. The 20+ vessels were all printed using a Kuka robotic arm with a custom engineered and built end effector.
Jonathon Anderson, Laura Lovell-Anderson
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