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Course Detail

 
Term Winter 2017
Class ARCH 409
Class Title Robotics - Undergraduate
Description This course is a hands-on exploration of robotic fabrication techniques. The goal of the course is to understand the capabilities and constraints of building with industrial robots. This will be accomplished by researching previous work and fabricating our own projects.

The projects will start simple and build in complexity throughout the semester. They’ll include analyzing robot motion with long exposure photography, stacking a parametrically generated scale brick wall, exploring the possibilities of robotic 3D printing, and hot wire cutting foam blocks using a rotary axis setup. We’ll also investigate using secondary and tertiary processes on our robotically fabricated parts. For example, we’ll make plaster molds of the cut foam parts. The molds will be used for slip casting to create ceramic vessels.

We’ll learn to program the robots using Rhino, Grasshopper and Kuka|prc. No prior experience with Grasshopper or programming is necessary; however you should be comfortable modeling in Rhino.

By the end of the semester you’ll be comfortable making use of robots for your own creative work.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm 2222 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Mark Meier
Syllabus not available