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Robotic Fabrication Laboratory , 2010-2016
Research laboratory for large-scale robotic fabrication
The Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) is set up as a worldwide unique digital construction environment that allows for internationally leading research in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture and construction. The RFL - initiated by the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication - is as an integral part of the new Arch_Tec_Lab-building for the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), located on the Hoenggerberg Campus of ETH Zurich. The RFL will be fully operational from October 2016 on.

The RFL is a multi-robotic system based on an overhead running gantry system covering the complete workshop space of the ITA building. Thus, a total of four six-axis robots can cooperatively work on a maximum volume of 45 by 17 by 6 meters. The RFL’s flexible and extendable configuration allows for a broad scope of different architectural design and construction experiments at full scale. The RFL will also enable to simulate robotic fabrication and human-machine cooperation on-site, as well as advanced automated factory-based digital fabrication processes. Apart from the core research in the field of architecture, the RFL is set up as a platform open to other disciplines, providing the means to conduct numerous research projects that are dependent on digital controlled spatial applications.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Tobias Bonwetsch (project lead), Michael Lyrenmann
Selected experts: Bachmann Engineering AG
Selected contractors: Guedel AG, ABB Schweiz AG
Sponsors: Guedel AG, ABB Schweiz AG

Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
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