Robotic Integral Attachment demonstrates the advantages of combining Robotic Assembly and Integral Mechanical Attachment, such as through-tenon joints. Both methods are used for the improved assembly of complex architectural designs, for example freeform shell and spatial structures. While integral attachment embeds the instructions for manual assembly into the form of prefabricated components, robotic assembly integrates the assembly logic into the robotic positioning procedure.
The research is pursued in the framework of the National Competence Centre of Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich
In cooperation with: Laboratory for Timber Construction IBOIS, EPF Lausanne Research programme: NCCR Digital Fabrication Collaborators: Dr. Volker Helm (project lead), Dr. Christopher Robeller, Andreas Thoma, Michael Lyrenmann