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The first volume of AE Springer Book Series edited by Henriette Bier is available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70866-9

The first volume of AE Springer Book Series edited by Henriette Bier is available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70866-9

While architecture and architectural production are increasingly incorporating aspects of non-human agency employing data, information and knowledge contained within the (worldwide) network connecting electronic devices, the relevant question for the future is not if but how robotic systems will be incorporated into building processes and physically built environments (Bier 2013) in order to improve everyday life. The first book of the Adaptive Environments (AE) series on Robotic Building (RB) aims to answer this question by critically reflecting on the achievements of the last decades in the application of robotics in architecture and furthermore outlining potential future developments and their societal implications.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70866-9

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Final review H8:A

Final review H8:A

Workshop at H8:A participants presented on 26/5 three projects: One using physical motion to define the position of digital objects within a virtual space, the other one using physical muscle contractions and arm orientations / motions to select and move digital objects within a virtual space, and the last one light-sensitive sensors to control the pixilation and fragmentation of a displayed digital image.

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

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Dr Gennaro Senatore lectures on “Adaptive Structures: Infinitely Stiff, Extremely Slender, Ultra-Light Weight”

Dr Gennaro Senatore lectures on “Adaptive Structures: Infinitely Stiff, Extremely Slender, Ultra-Light Weight”

May 12th, 2017 – 12:15 @ Protospace, TUD

Designing structures with minimal environmental impact is now a serious concern in the construction sector. Active control has been used in civil engineering structures for a variety of purposes. The most widespread application so far has been in vibration control. The potential of using adaptation to save material mass has been investigated by some but whether the energy saved by using less material makes up the energy consumed through control and actuation is a question that has so far received little attention.
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PhD review of Alex Liu Cheng

PhD review of Alex Liu Cheng

PhD candidate Alexander Liu Cheng undergoes his Go/No Go evaluation (23.03.2017) before his Supervisors, viz., Prof.ir. Kas Oosterhuis and Dr.-Ing. Henriette Bier; and External Reviewers, viz., Prof. Dr. Keith Evan Green (Cornell University) and Dr. Holger Schnädelbach (University of Nottingham). The Go/No Go evaluation is the mandatory first-year evaluation of the candidate’s undertaken work and corresponding results. It is intended as a mechanism to ensure quality, pertinence, and appropriate levels of innovation expected of doctoral work.
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Springer Series in Adaptive Environments

Springer Series in Adaptive Environments

The Springer Series in Adaptive Environments presents cutting-edge research around spatial constructs and systems that are specifically designed to be adaptive to their surroundings and to their inhabitants. The creation and understanding of such adaptive Environments spans the expertise of multiple disciplines, from architecture to design, from materials to urban research, from wearable technologies to robotics, from data mining to machine learning and from sociology to psychology. Continue reading →

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