Architects Using Robots to Build Beautiful Structures
Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, both professors at ETH’s Institute for Technology in Architecture, were among the first to use robots in architectural design. Since 2006 the duo has explored various manufacturing techniques, including both subtractive and additive fabrication, as well as a wide range of materials, to create astonishing structures entirely built by robots.
The use of robots, combined with digital design tools, means a new aesthetic becomes possible, with novel ...Continue Reading →
Robots Learn to Handle Objects, Understand New Places
Infants spend their first few months learning to find their way around and manipulating objects, and they are very flexible about it: Cups can come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have handles. So do pitchers, so we pick them up the same way.
Similarly, your personal robot in the future will need the ability to generalize — for example, to handle your particular set of dishes and put them in your particular dishwasher.
In Cornell’s Personal Robotics Laboratory, a ...Continue Reading →