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High-Strung: Robotic Design

Discover where designers and robots meet
View a showcase of design research into ‘excitable matter’, fabricated with a set of industrial robotic arms and VR Hololens at the University of Sydney.

Event details

Opening night: Friday 1 March, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition dates: Friday 1 March - Tuesday 5 March
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm
Wilkinson Building, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Discover where designers and robots meet. With the rising popularity of digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and six-axis robots, new design freedom is emerging. This catalyst technology enables designers to rethink traditional craft practices, execute an unlimited variety of non-repetitive tasks, trial material applications for mass-customisation and bespoke design solutions and democratise design.

View a showcase of design research into ‘excitable matter’, fabricated with industrial robot arms and Microsoft Hololens mixed reality headsets, produced by the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Architectural Design research group, as part of a collaborative applied research project with BVN. The structure focuses on robotics research and advanced manufacturing. These novel material approaches investigate robotic prototyping 1:1 with concrete, timber, carbon-fibre and stone. Exhibiting methods and samples of robotic 3D printing, timber module assembly, core-less carbon fibre winding, stone carving and many more techniques with a strong foundation in craft and material knowledge, rethought with cutting edge technology for the 21 century and a different future for the design and architecture profession.

This event is part of Sydney Design Festival, using technology developed by a collaborative research project between BVN and the University of Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning.

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning