Conference Paper: Peer Reviewed

Automation Complexity – Brick by Brick

by Fingrut A., Crolla K. and Lau D.

ABSTRACT | This paper discusses the design and construction of brick structures with the aid of a Cable Driven Parallel Robot (CDPR) and defines the role of robotic equipment within the context of design and construction complexity. Explored is the impact of computational workflows with the deployment of scalable and dexterous Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment with standardized components on a construction site. The use of this design and construction setup reduces assembly complexity and creates increased opportunity for execution of design intent. This shift from using a skilled labor force to robotic assembly increases designer ability to control fundamental decisions relating material expressiveness deployment in the field.

KEYWORDS | Cable-Robot; Construction Automation; Digital Fabrication; Construction Complexity; Non-Standard Architecture

CITATION | Fingrut, Adam, Kristof Crolla and Darwin Lau, “Automation Complexity – Brick by Brick.” in M. Haeusler, M. A. Schnabel, T. Fukuda (eds.), Intelligent & Informed – Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference – Volume 1, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 15-18 April 2019, pp. 93-102.