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Hyperbody workshop - Robotic Facade Fabrication

The Hyperbody workshop series presents: Robotic Facade Fabrication
12th-16th December 2011 - Hyperbody Robotic Lab, RDM Campus Rotterdam
Five days of folding, simulation and robotic fabrication

When changing a paradigm, it is best not to even try and improve the old one in any way. It is best to start from scratch. RoboFold is an attempt to completely re-think how metal can be formed. It is system that works with the material and not against it. It is a system built around the gentle bends and sharp crease lines of curved folding in sheet material. It is a system that allows a product to exist at many scales through an iterative design and development process, letting hand folding of paper and other materials naturally exist alongside the robotic folding of metal.

Element: Facade
Leaders: Gregory Epps (RoboFold) and Daniel Piker (Kangaroo)
Material: Aluminium sheet
Hardware: 3-axis CNC router and 6-axis industrial robots
Output: Profiled and folded sheets
Software: Kangaroo and Lobster (Grasshopper plugins)
Computation: Physics engine/ inverse kinematics

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