Towards a Robotic Architecture
The field of robotics is coming of age. Robotics and artificial intelligence represent the next cutting edge technology that will transform the fields of architecture and design. The past decade’s surge towards more computationally defined building systems and highly adaptable open-source design software has left the field ripe for the integration of robotics whether through large-scale building fabrication or through more intelligent/adaptive building systems. Through this surge, architecture has not only been greatly influenced by these emerging technologies, but has also begun influencing other disciplines in unexpected ways.
Towards a Robotic Architecture provides systems of classification, categorization, and taxonomies of robotics in architecture so that a more systematic and holistic body of work could take place while addressing the multifarious aspects of possible research and production. With research in this area in its infancy, this publication will bring together scholars, designers, and industry members as they define their positions along the four frameworks for architectural robotics, aspiring to be the first scholarly treatment of a broad range of robotics research in architecture and design fields. Towards a Robotic Architecture will address how architectural robotics can open up unique and innovative possibilities both within architecture and related disciplines.