This Robot Designs Structures and Also Carves the Wood to Build Them

Michele Debczak

Why design a building yourself when you can program a robot to do it for you? That's what students at London's Architectural Association School did as part of the institution's first big leap into the robotic construction trend. In addition to designing a barn on its own, the robot arm was able to saw and carve the lumber needed to construct it (the only step that required human assistance was assembling all the pieces).

The project is a taste of a new course on digital fabrication that the architecture school plans to launch this year. You can watch the machine at work in the above video from dezeen.

[h/t dezeen]

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