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In-situ fabcicator2This past September, the NCCR Digital Fabrication welcomed Jim Drury from Reuters TV. In this 2 minute video on the autonomous construction robot, the “In situ Fabricator” (IF). Drury captures relevant questions regarding this “game-changer in construction”.

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Rock Print, Architectural installation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015 from Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich and the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

Inspired to take 3D printing technology to new heights, ETH Zurich and MIT researchers create “Rock Print” — a full-scale architectural installation on display at the Chicago Architecture Biennial until January 3, 2016.

by   -   September 18, 2015
Aerial Construction A collaboration between the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, 2015. The rope bridge is strong enough to walk across.
ETH Zurich, 2015.

Using quadrocopters and some rope, researchers have woven together a bridge strong enough to walk across.  Made at the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, the bridge joins two scaffolds, and is the first full-scale load-bearing structure autonomously built by flying machines.

In September a new Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication will be offered by the Gramazio Kohler Research chair at ETH Zurich. This one-year, full-time program focuses on digital design and full-scale fabrication using state-of-the-art robotic fabrication facilities at ETH.

by   -   January 13, 2014

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Photo credit: Gramazio & Kohler, ETH Zurich

Over the next four years, the Swiss will invest almost CHF30 million to build a new National Centre of Competence in Research for digital fabrication in architecture. The Swiss government and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) will funnel CHF13.4 million into the project. The centre will be hosted at ETH Zurich, which will contribute an additional CHF15 million as the lead institution; EPFL, EMPA, and the Bern University of Applied Sciences will also partner on the project. Encompassing the disciplines of architecture, computational design, electrical and mechanical engineering, material sciences, and robotics, the investment is an attempt to transform Switzerland’s construction sector from a resource-based industry to a knowledge-based one, and to position the country as an international leader in innovative architecture and building construction.



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