Workshops: March 15–17, 2016
Conference: March 18–19, 2016
University of Sydney
The adoption of digital fabrication in the creative industries continues to accelerate as the potential for innovation and creative expression using robotics is being harnessed. ROB|ARCH2016 will provide hands-on experience with the most recent robotic technologies as well as a platform for dissemination and an opportunity for researchers and industry to exchange expertise, explore methods, compare techniques and forge new connections.
ROB|ARCH is a bi-annual conference series on the use of robots and robotic fabrication in architecture, art and design. Initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture it aims to link industry with cutting edge research institutions. In 2012 the conference was run by its founders in Vienna (Austria), it was then hosted by the University of Michigan (USA) in 2014. In 2016 the conference will travel to Australia where The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Sydney is proud to be the host of the conference.
ROB|ARCH2016 seeks to bring together architects, artists, designers, fabricators, and industry leaders.
The organisers of ROB|ARCH2016 invite authors to submit papers with original research relating to the use of robots in architecture, art, and design. The purpose of this year’s conference is to advance the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication and creative robotics in its theme “Trajectories” – towards the integration of human-robot interactions informed by sensor input and real-time feedback in diverse environmental conditions.