Real-Time Robot Simulation and Control for Architectural
Johannes Braumann1, Sigrid Brell-Cokcan2
Association for Robots in Architecture, TU Vienna, Austria http://www.robotsinarchitecture.org
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Industrial robots for architectural fabrication have not yet been directly linked to the design process, as current research focuses mostly on the automated generation of robot control data for mass customization.
In this paper by Johannes Braumann and Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, authors will discuss the use of a real-time programming environment for robot simulation/control and introduce a virtual robot, that allows architects to digitally prototype fabrication processes.
While such a real-time approach is also suitable for mass customization, the main advantage is that this interaction with the virtual-robot can be used to intuitively solve complex fabrication problems.