Robotic Construction with Found Materials
The tools and methods developed in this collaboration project will provide a variety of new possibilities for architectural design and permit constructions with non-standardised elements in landscaping. Additionally, this research enables construction in harsh or human-inaccessible environments. With the incredible strength and mobility of the robotic excavator paired with sophisticated perception, modelling, planning and control, this project provides solutions to overcome human limitations in machine operation to achieve unseen design and precision for the architecture community.
Extended Collaborators: Dr. Ammar Mirjan
External Collaborators: Philipp Leemann, Gabriel Hottiger
Bellicoso, C. Dario, Christian Gehring, Jemin Hwangbo, and Marco Hutter. 2016. “Perception-less Terrain Adaptation through Whole
Body Control and Hierarchical Optimisation.” In IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids).
SBodie, Karen, C. Dario Bellicoso, and Marco Hutter. 2016. “ANYpulator: Design and Control of a Safe Robotic Arm.” Presentation at
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, Korea, 9–14 October.
Furrer, Fadri*, Martin Wermelinger*, Hironori Yoshida*, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Roland Siegwart, and Marco Hutter. 2017.“Autonomous Robotic Stone Stacking with Online Next Best Object Target Pose Planning.”Paper submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 29 May to June 3. Submitted. equally contributed.
Hutter, Marco, Philipp Leemann, Gabriel Hottiger, Ruedi Figi, Stefan Tagmann, Gonzalo Rey, and George Small. 2016. “Force Control for Active Chassis Balancing.” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH).