Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018

Foreword by Sigrid Brell-Çokcan and Johannes Braumann, Association for Robots in Architecture

  • Jan Willmann
  • Philippe Block
  • Marco Hutter
  • Kendra Byrne
  • Tim Schork
Conference proceedings ROBARCH 2018

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Design and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joshua Bard, Ardavan Bidgoli, Wei Wei Chi
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sven Stumm, Sigrid Brell-Çokcan
      Pages 44-58
    4. Augusto Gandia, Stefana Parascho, Romana Rust, Gonzalo Casas, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
      Pages 59-73
    5. Giovanni Betti, Saqib Aziz, Andrea Rossi, Oliver Tessmann
      Pages 74-84
    6. Sheila Sutjipto, Daniel Tish, Gavin Paul, Teresa Vidal-Calleja, Tim Schork
      Pages 85-97
    7. Shajay Bhooshan, Johannes Ladinig, Tom Van Mele, Philippe Block
      Pages 98-109
  3. Material and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ryan Wei Shen Chee, Wei Lin Tan, Wei Hern Goh, Felix Amtsberg, Stylianos Dritsas
      Pages 139-151
    3. Sulaiman AlOthman, Hyeonji Claire Im, Francisco Jung, Martin Bechthold
      Pages 167-180
    4. Stylianos Dritsas, Yadunund Vijay, Marina Dimopoulou, Naresh Sanadiya, Javier G. Fernandez
      Pages 181-191
    5. Wes McGee, Tsz Yan Ng, Asa Peller
      Pages 192-204
  4. Construction and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Phil Ayres, Wilson Ricardo Leal da Silva, Paul Nicholas, Thomas Juul Andersen, Johannes Portielje Rauff Greisen
      Pages 207-220
    3. Tristan Gobin, Romain Mesnil, Cyril Douthe, Pierre Margerit, Nicolas Ducoulombier, Leo Demont et al.
      Pages 232-241
    4. Christopher A. Battaglia, Martin Fields Miller, Sasa Zivkovic
      Pages 242-255
    5. Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Gergana Rusenova, Ammar Mirjan, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
      Pages 270-281
  5. Control and Fabrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Markus Kayser, Levi Cai, Christoph Bader, Sara Falcone, Nassia Inglessis, Barrak Darweesh et al.
      Pages 285-296
    3. Minjae Ko, Donghan Shin, Hyunguk Ahn, Hyungwoo Park
      Pages 297-308
    4. Emmanuel Vercruysse, Zachary Mollica, Pradeep Devadass
      Pages 309-319
    5. Dylan Wood, Maria Yablonina, Miguel Aflalo, Jingcheng Chen, Behrooz Tahanzadeh, Achim Menges
      Pages 320-335
    6. Giulio Brugnaro, Sean Hanna
      Pages 336-348
    7. Sina Mostafavi, Benjamin N. Kemper, Daniel L. Fischer
      Pages 349-362
    8. Hyunchul Kwon, Martin Eichenhofer, Thodoris Kyttas, Benjamin Dillenburger
      Pages 363-376
    9. Yijiang Huang, Josephine Carstensen, Lavender Tessmer, Caitlin Mueller
      Pages 377-389
    10. Alexandre Dubor, Jean-Baptiste Izard, Edouard Cabay, Aldo Sollazzo, Areti Markopoulou, Mariola Rodriguez
      Pages 390-401
  6. Application and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Martin E. Alvarez, Erik E. Martínez-Parachini, Ehsan Baharlou, Oliver David Krieg, Tobias Schwinn, Lauren Vasey et al.
      Pages 405-420
    3. Christian J. Lange, Donn Holohan, Holger Kehne
      Pages 434-446
    4. Andreas Thoma, Arash Adel, Matthias Helmreich, Thomas Wehrle, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
      Pages 447-458
    5. Nadja Gaudillière, Romain Duballet, Charles Bouyssou, Alban Mallet, Philippe Roux, Mahriz Zakeri et al.
      Pages 459-472
    6. Luka Piškorec, David Jenny, Stefana Parascho, Hannes Mayer, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
      Pages 489-500
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 501-503

About these proceedings


The book presents research from Rob|Arch 2018, the fourth international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. In capturing the myriad of scientific advances in robotics fabrication that are currently underway – such as collaborative design tools, computerised materials, adaptive sensing and actuation, advanced construction, on-site and cooperative robotics, machine-learning, human-machine interaction, large-scale fabrication and networked workflows, to name but a few – this compendium reveals how robotic fabrication is becoming a driver of scientific innovation, cross-disciplinary fertilization and creative capacity of an unprecedented kind.


industrial robots robotic fabrication robotic industry RobArch individualized robotic control

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Willmann
    • 1
  • Philippe Block
    • 2
  • Marco Hutter
    • 3
  • Kendra Byrne
    • 4
  • Tim Schork
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Art and DesignBauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarGermany
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Process EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.San FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Faculty of Design, Architecture and BuildingUniversity of Technology, SydneySydneyAustralia

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