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New ICD/ITKE composite pavilion built using multiple robotic systems

This collaborative concept enables a scalable fabrication setup for long span fibre composite construction.

20th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Stuttgart

Construction

The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17 was created by laying a combined total of 184 km of resin-impregnated glass and carbon fibre. © Laurian GhinitoiuThe Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced composites.

“The novel process is based on the unique affordances and characteristics of fibre construction. Because these materials are lightweight and have high tensile strength, a radically different approach to fabrication becomes possible, which combines low-payload yet long-range machines, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with strong, precise, yet limited reach, industrial robots,” researchers explain.

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