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Adaptive Clay Formations

Johansson, Anton LU and Morales Zúñiga, Edurne (2021) AAHM01 20202
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Rapid Clay Formations (RCF) is an ongoing research project investigating robotic aggregation of soft clay elements. This thesis presents our research into RCF construction on an architectural scale.

It outlines our development of a fabrication process suitable for the construction of tall and slender structures made out of clay. This fabrication process is evaluated through a series of prototypes and preparations for a three week building workshop.

In our development we have evaluated and tested material behaviour and optimization, geometric sensing, robot trajectory planning and mobile robotic localization. These explorations are combined with design studies for large monolithic clay structures aimed at a rapid construction on site.
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author
Johansson, Anton LU and Morales Zúñiga, Edurne
supervisor
organization
course
AAHM01 20202
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
digital fabrication, clay, clay construction, earthen construction, construction robotics, path planning, mobile robotics, computational design, robotics, non-linear fabrication
language
English
additional info
Project source code available at https://github.com/gramaziokohler/rapid_clay_formations_fab.
id
9041159
date added to LUP
2021-03-11 15:45:43
date last changed
2021-03-22 12:58:00
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  abstract     = {Rapid Clay Formations (RCF) is an ongoing research project investigating robotic aggregation of soft clay elements. This thesis presents our research into RCF construction on an architectural scale.

It outlines our development of a fabrication process suitable for the construction of tall and slender structures made out of clay. This fabrication process is evaluated through a series of prototypes and preparations for a three week building workshop. 

In our development we have evaluated and tested material behaviour and optimization, geometric sensing, robot trajectory planning and mobile robotic localization. These explorations are combined with design studies for large monolithic clay structures aimed at a rapid construction on site.},
  author       = {Johansson, Anton and Morales Zúñiga, Edurne},
  keyword      = {digital fabrication,clay,clay construction,earthen construction,construction robotics,path planning,mobile robotics,computational design,robotics,non-linear fabrication},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Adaptive Clay Formations},
  year         = {2021},
}