All Bent Out…

Workshop Overview

All Bent Out… explores adaptive fabrication techniques for robotically constructing steam-bent wood assemblies. The workshop explores a constellation of hardware and software tools that leverage the material constraints of steam bending (e.g. spring back, irregular grain) as opportunities to develop adaptive fabrication workflows where predetermined machine tasks can be informed by sensor-based events. In particular, workflows using coordinated motion control of two industrial robots and environmental sensing help to negotiate discrepancies between intended, digitally modeled geometries and actual, physically bent wood assemblies.

Workshop Credits

In collaboration with >> Thibault Schwartz, Richard Tursky
Support from >> Association for Robots in Architecture, CMU School of Architecture
Video by >> Jose Pertierra, Kevyn McPhail