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Autonomous Tectonics

Matias del Campo

The aim of this research is to present and expand the explorations in autonomous robotic construction. The thesis behind the research proclaims the exploration of tectonic systems void of indexical form systems. In contrast to systems such as concrete casting, vacuum forming, or roto-molding, which utilize a formwork in order to give a system a specific shape, autonomous tectonics rely on a set of rules that trigger a behavior in the robotic system. In this respect the system is capable of creating emergent behaviors within a system of material aggregation. The properties of points and lines in space are explored for their potential to generate mass and volume, both computational as well as in terms of materialization.

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PhD phase
PRS 2

PRS
Ghent 2016

Disciplines
architecture

Affiliation
Other

Researcher
Early Stage Researcher