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Henriette Bier is 15-30th October on an Asia-Australia tour lecturing, reviewing PhD research, and exhibiting at various institutions such as CUHK, RMIT, USYD, and NUS.

Henriette Bier is 15-30th October on an Asia-Australia tour lecturing, reviewing PhD research, and exhibiting at various institutions such as CUHK, RMIT, USYD, and NUS.

Henriette Bier is going on an Asia-Australia tour and amongst others exhibits a prototype at the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney at the first international exhibition of female-led robotic practices. In addition to the exhibition in Sydney, the tour involves lectures, colloquia, and symposia in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Singapore and is co-funded by the Dutch Embassy in Sydney, Delft Robotics Institute, RMIT, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and National University Singapore.

https://www.sydney.edu.au/architecture/about/tin-sheds-gallery/she-robots-tool-toy-companion.html

https://nus.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_egGscZjwOh1rg9M

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/2022/bk/stimulating-biodiversity-in-3d-printed-bio-cyber-physical-planetoids

https://www.tudelft.nl/2022/bk/stimuleren-van-biodiversiteit-in-3d-geprinte-bio-cyber-fysieke-planetoids

https://tudelftroboticsinstitute.nl/news/henriette-bier-participates-robotic-building-lab-project-planetoid-she-robots-event-sydney

https://www.facebook.com/NLinAustralia/posts

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The final review meeting on 1st of June marks the official end of the Rhizome project implemented with partners from TUD, ESA, and Vertico.

The final review meeting on 1st of June marks the official end of the Rhizome project implemented with partners from TUD, ESA, and Vertico.

In order for off-Earth top surface structures built from regolith to protect astronauts from radiation, they need to be several metres thick. With support from European Space Agency (ESA) and Vertico, the Technical University Delft (TUD) advanced research into constructing habitats in empty lava tubes on Mars in order to create subsurface habitats. By building below ground level not only natural protection from radiation is achieved but also thermal insulation because the temperature below ground is more stable. A swarm of autonomous mobile robots developed at TUD scans the caves, mines for in situ resource utilisation (ISRU), and with the excavated regolith that is mixed with cement constructs the habitat by means of automated and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) supported Design-to-Robotic-Production-Assembly and -Operation (D2RPA&O) methods developed at TUD. The 3D printed rhizomatic habitat is a structurally optimised porous structure with increased thermal insulation properties due to its porosity. To regulate the indoor environment a Life Support System (LSS) is considered, which is, however, outside of the scope of the presented research. Instead, the production and operation of the habitat are explored by combining an automated kite-power system with solar panels in a microgrid with the goal to develop an autarkic D2RPA&O system for building off-Earth subsurface autarkic habitats from locally-obtained materials.

Zoom link: https://tudelft.zoom.us/j/96203933911

http://cs.roboticbuilding.eu/index.php/Shared:RhizomeReview6

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Henriette Bier and the Robotic Building lab at TU Delft organise a symposium on ‘Human-Robot Interaction for Post-Carbon Architecture’ together with  LU Hannover.

Henriette Bier and the Robotic Building lab at TU Delft organise a symposium on ‘Human-Robot Interaction for Post-Carbon Architecture’ together with LU Hannover.

ORGANISERS

Henriette Bier (TU Delft) and Mirco Becker (LU Hannover)

SPEAKERS/GUESTS

Henriette Bier and Luka Peternel (TU Delft); Mirco Becker and Lukas Lachmayer (LU Hannover); Oliver Tessmann (TU Darmstadt); Daniela Mitterberger (ETHZ); Serban Bodea (ETHZ/U Stuttgart); Alisa Andrasek (RMIT); Valentina Soana (UC London); Verena Vogler (McNeel); Maria Yablonina (U Toronto); Brian Ringley (Boston Dynamics).

Speaker Bios and Abstracts: http://www.roboticbuilding.eu/hri4pca-speakers/

DATE

29/04/2022

ABSTRACT

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is facing a threefold challenge involving the (1) digital transformation of all design and planning processes, (2) automation of construction processes, and (3) reconsideration of energy, process, and material use. This challenge involves issues of productivity, scalability, safety, labour skill shift, and environmental impact. There is a particular urgency in transferring effective solution from research to building practice to meet significant carbon reduction goals by 2040.

The one-day symposium is an opportunity to make an inventory of current tendencies in autonomous construction and human-robotic interaction in architecture. It aims at affirming and/or challenging research agendas in the domain of architectural robots. The leading questions for the symposium are:

  1. What are the fundamental research questions for framing post-carbon autonomous construction?
  2. What are the interdependencies between machines, humans, and materials?
  3. How do different implementation timeframes define strategies for transferring research, as for instance, continuous transformation vs. leapfrogging?

FORMAT (HYBRID)

By inviting a selected set of speakers and guests, the organisers aim at delivering tangible results with respect to the posed leading questions in two sessions: The morning session will be reserved for lectures and Q&A and the afternoon session is dedicated to a workshop with the goal of establishing a network for framing new collaborative projects. Results will be published in Spool CpA (see most recent issue https://spool.ac/index.php/spool/issue/view/20).

PROGRAM

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https://tudelft.zoom.us/j/95130196193

9:00-9:15h Intro by Henriette Bier (TU Delft) and Mirco Becker (LU Hannover)

9:15-11:00h Session 1 moderated by Valentina Soana (UC London)

9:15-9:45h Henriette Bier and Luka Peternel (TU Delft)

9:45-10:15h Mirco Becker and Lukas Lachmayer (LU Hannover)

10:15-10:30h Oliver Tessmann (TU Darmstadt)

10:30-10:45h Serban Bodea (ETHZ / U Stuttgart)

10:45-11:15h Q&A

11:15-11:30h Break

11:30-12:45h Session 2 moderated by Oliver Tessmann (TU Darmstadt)

11:30-11:45h Maria Yablonina (U Toronto)

11:45-12:00h Daniela Mitterberger (ETHZ)

12:00-12:15h Alisa Andrasek (RMIT)

12:15-12:30h Valentina Soana (UC London)

12:30-12:45h Brian Ringley (Boston Dynamics)

12:45-13:00h Q&A

13:00-14:00h Break

14:00-15:45h Workshop moderated by Mirco Becker (LU Hannover) and Henriette Bier (TU Delft)

15:45-16:00h Closing

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Henriette Bier and the Robotic Building lab at TU Delft organise a symposium on ‘Perpetual Adaptation’ together with PoliMi, TU Vienna, and Cornell.

Henriette Bier and the Robotic Building lab at TU Delft organise a symposium on ‘Perpetual Adaptation’ together with PoliMi, TU Vienna, and Cornell.

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ORGANISERS

Members of Adaptive Environments network (http://adaptive-nvironments.eu/about/): Henriette Bier, TU Delft; Margherita Pillan, Politecnico di Milano; Michael Hensel, TU Wien; Keith Evan Green, Cornell

THEMES

Human and non-human agency
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics in the built environment Environmental informatics

ABSTRACT

Perpetually adaptive environments define a new research frontier at the interface of architecture and design, computing, robotics, and behavioral sciences. Such adaptive environments are responding in real-time to human needs and opportunities, environmental changes, and other internal and external input. Their design as bio-cyber-physical systems requires integration of physical and virtual architectures with digital systems and social organizations.

Previous research in the emerging research domain of adaptive environments has investigated Actuated and Performative Architecture: Emerging Forms of Human-Machine Interaction (Pillan et al., 2020), Apparatisation in & of Architecture (Lee and Bier, 2019), Robotic Building (Bier, 2018; 2017), and Architectural Robotics (Green, 2016).

This Adaptive Environments symposium turns to questions of (1) artificial intelligence and robotics embedded in the built environment; (2) perceptions of human and non-human agency in such environments; and (3) environmental informatics.

Of particular interest to the symposium include but are not limited to topics such as:

  1. Interdisciplinary approaches for computational, multi-domain and trans-scalar modelling that integrate planning and design scales from the territorial scale to the building scale.
  2. Case studies for urban and natural environments requiring, on the one hand, computational modelling and high precision monitoring strategies and on the other hand robotics for the production and operation of such environments. In this context, sensor-actuators are introduced to facilitate communication and exchange between artificial and natural agents by creating bio-cyber-physical feedback loops.
  3. Speculative investigations into how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics bring built environments “to life”.

Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to develop their papers as chapters for a volume In the Spring Book Series, Adaptive Environments (https://link.springer.com/bookseries/15693) edited by the ymposium organizers.

PROGRAM

Activities and presentations will be blended combining online and off-line means. Presentations are scheduled to take place 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A.

PRESENTATIONS

9th Sept. 2021

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86856582641?pwd=ei8vbWhQbzVEWWhaSERQNzl3N3RJQT09
Meeting ID: 868 5658 2641
Passcode: 895749

14:00-14:10h Intro and moderation (Henriette Bier, Margherita Pillan and Michael Hensel)
14:10 14:40h Jeroen van Ameijde (CUHK): Data-driven Urban Design
14:40-15:10h Katia Perini (UniGe) and Ata Chockhachian (TUM): Informed Urban Environments
15:10-15:40h Umberto Fugiglando (MIT): The City that Senses and Responds: How Data Can Drive Interdisciplinary Connections to Foster Ecological Solutions

15:40-16:10h Coffee break

16:10- 16:30h Sebastian Vehlken (Leuphana University): Dual Environmentality. Towards a Media Ecology of Oceanic Habitats
16:30-17:00h Verena Vogler (Bauhaus University, Weimar; McNeel): Designing Artificial Coral Reefs
17:00-17:30h Pierre Oskam and Henriette Bier (TUD): Bio-cyber–physical Planetoids
17:30-18:00h Erica Parisi (UniFi) and Jakub Tyc (TU Wien): Data acquisition & Data integration: The Case of High-altitude Viticulture in Lamole

10th Sept. 2021

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89956384698?pwd=Wm9HcUtyeWpLZHpObGRqY1g0MFRMZz09
Meeting ID: 899 5638 4698
Passcode: 125708

14:00-14:10h Intro and moderation (Henriette Bier, Margherita Pillan and Keith Green)
14:10 14:40h Cédric Pruski (LIST) and Defne Sunguroglu Hensel (TUM): Data & Information Modelling
14:40-15:10h Georg Vrachliotis (TUD): Re-thinking “The Responsive House”, 1972
15:10-15:40h Margherita Pillan and Andrea Bonarini (Polimi): Inquiring the impact of AI on the design of responsive and interactive spaces

15:40- 16:10h Coffee break

16:10-16:40h Hamed Alavi (UniFri): Indoor Air Quality Forecast in Shared Spaces– Predictive Models and Adaptive Design Proposals
16:40-17:10h Ni Zhang (Cornell): SORTing Things Out: A Multi-Agent, Wall Climbing Organizer-and-Delivery System for Living Spaces
17:10- 17:30h Closing of symposium
17:30-18:30h Restricted meeting of AE network

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