Karl Singline

Robotics in Architecture

Robotics in Architecture

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Grasshopper Script - A completed parametric script to generate curves and processing for robotics to draw or engrave.

A completed parametric script to generate curves and processing for robotics to draw or engrave.

Calibrating Tool - 4-point calibration of custom pick and place vacuum tool.

4-point calibration of custom pick and place vacuum tool.

01 - The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

3D Printed Tool - Custom 3D printed pen holder tool.

Custom 3D printed pen holder tool.

hex - The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

picknplace1 - Performing automated pick and place with parametric software.

Performing automated pick and place with parametric software.

03 - The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

KUKA Router - Using the KUKA's flexible end-of-arm-tooling for routing of multitudes of materials.

Using the KUKA's flexible end-of-arm-tooling for routing of multitudes of materials.

02 - The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

The code allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place.

Tower Script - Typical Grasshopper script for creating a stacked tower from several instances of geometry.

Typical Grasshopper script for creating a stacked tower from several instances of geometry.

picknplace2 - Performing automated pick and place with parametric software.

Performing automated pick and place with parametric software.

Robotics in Architecture

With a significant focus on emergent technology within architecture, a focus on robotics in architecture was a natural progression. 

As an integral part of advanced design research, I was involved in exploring significant areas within architecture that could benefit from parametric design software and robotics. Key areas considered were use of materials, file to factory, advanced prototyping in the design process and digital architecture. 

Other aspects allowed for live updating with infinitely adjustable details allowing for the unlimited object variations including different materials to pick and place across the KUKA cell. The final code allowed for plug-in algorithms to alter the final result and may allow for different inputs such as graphic, text or even live feeds from sources such as cameras or environmental data such as light, temperature, wind and movement.