The Sequential Roof project was awarded an honorable mention at the 2018 Prix Lignum.
The Sequential Roof represents a novel timber roof structure, designed in an integrated digital planning process and fabricated completely automated on the WoodFlex 56 multi-functional gantry robot. ROB Technologies supported the project in generating the fabrication and machine code, as well as computing and optimizing the nailing-patterns of the connections between the individual beams that form the trusses.
Within the context of the ROB|ARCH 2018 conference, ROB Technologies, in collaboration with ERNE AG Holzbau and Christian Schmitt, hosted a 3 day workshop on the topic “Large-scale non-standard robotic timber construction.”
Specifically, we explored possibilities to design and robotically fabricate doubly curved wall modules, applying WoodFlex 56 multi-functional gantry robot.
ROB Technologies will be giving a workshop at the Universal Robot engineers conference 2017 in Munich. In the workshop, participants will be introduced to the URStudio software, an off- and online programming environment, allowing to control the robot directly from data. Thereby, allowing for accurate path planning and easing complex task programming through a unique combination of teaching and manipulating virtual geometries. All without the need to descend into programming machine code.
The housing complex Corte Salvati, conceived by MMZ Architects, was awarded with the Iconic Award 2017 category Architecture. Central element of the complex are two wall reliefs spanning the staircases of the inner courtyards. Developed by design studio 22quadrat this ornamental brick façade reflects impulses of sound frequencies in water, establishing an association to Giacomo Salvati, eponym to the project.
Rob Technologies had the chance to support 22quadrat in their efforts to implement their project, making use of BrickDesign, which was pivotal to digitizing the design idea and developing a concept for execution.
Tobias Bonwetsch will speak at the Wienerberger 'Brick in Architecture' expert panel in Hamburg, Germany.
In his talk entitled 'Towards a New Paradigm of the Automatic', Tobias will discuss recent Robotic Brickwork projects realized in the last couple of years. Specifically, the talk will focus on how the close integration of the robotic assembly process for brickwork within the software BrickDesign can synchronize the design and fabrication process and leverage new potentials for contemporary architecture.
ROB Technologies is proud to support this project with our WoodFlex Software. The software is the heart of the portal robot, encompassing an off- and online control, including, configuration, simulation, collision detection and visualisation of the robotic System.
It operates directly of BTLx input data, the industry standard CAD interchange format for timber construction, framing and carpentry. Thereby, enabling an immediate connection between the shop drawings and the robotic control and eliminating the need to re-programme the machine for every new fabrication task.
ROB Technologies is guest at the booth of Güdel AG, Pavillon 36 Robotation Academy, where we will present software solutions in the field of automated production of non-standardized timber constructions.
For more information and to receive free tickets please follow this link.
ROB Technologies is a guest speaker at this years Forum for Robot Assisted Assmebly at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart.
Automated assembly is subject to dynamic and diverse challenges. Limitations, such as small lot sizes, many product variants, short cycle times, the lowest possible prices, easy set-up and conversion, and, last but not least, the integration of people with their abilities and knowledge must be considered in practice.
ROB Technologies will exhibit at the Swiss Robotics Industry Day at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne.
The Swiss Robotics Industry Day is a one-day annual conference exclusively designed for industry to showcase the activities of NCCR Robotics and selected Swiss start-ups active in the field of robotics through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.
ROB Technologies develops software solutions that empower our clients to adapt their robotic processes easily and quickly to new production tasks, regardless of any programming knowledge. At Automatica we will demonstrate the software in combination with an UR-robot. Depending on the application, we will showcase how the robot can be controlled directly via pre-existing CAD-data, via a graphical user interface, or via direct manual manipulation.