Digital Bamboo

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The New Normal: Perspectives for the AEC

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Keeping tabs on DFAB HOUSE

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Future Tree: Robotic timber meets digital concrete

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Introduction

Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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28.10.2020

Doubly curved concrete roof complete

Doubly curved concrete roof complete

Together with industry partners, researchers at ETH Zurich and NCCR Digital Fabrication have developed new construction methods for building a doubly curved concrete roof. Now it is complete and under the open sky for the first time.In collaboration with partners from the construction industry,…

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15.10.2020

Digital Bamboo

The Digital Bamboo pavilion explores the innovative combination of a naturally grown material with digital fabrication.

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15.10.2020

Whole-Body MPC and Online Gait Sequence Generation for Wheeled-Legged Robots

Whole-Body MPC and Online Gait Sequence Generation for Wheeled-Legged Robots

Our roller-walking robot ANYmal equipped with actuated wheels performs hybrid locomotion in challenging environments.Journal article submitted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 in Xi’an,…

13.10.2020

Robotic Fabrication in AEC

Computational AEC Melbourne 24 September 2020 | 6th meeting

NCCR Alumnus Alexander Walzer presents DFAB HOUSE as part of a discussion on streamlining design processes. Part of Computational AEC Melbourne 24 September 2020.

DFAB HOUSE

31.08.2020

Keeping tabs on DFAB HOUSE

DFAB HOUSE may have opened and now be an occupied house, but that doesn’t mean that the project is over. Far from it. In fact, the house is now in the first phase of longitudinal studies to see just how well digitally fabricated objects hold up. Initial results are in, and they show that actually,…

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04.11.2020

The New Normal webinar series: Research into “New” Work Processes

Research into “New” Work ProcessesUniversity: Prof. Dr. Gudela Grote (ETH ZH): «No new normal in sight: Opportunities for experimenting with new work practice»Private sector: Dr. des. Patricia Widmer (Uni SG): «Corona: different effects on men and women»Prof. Dr. Gudela GroteShort bioGudela Grote is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. She…

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11.11.2020

The New Normal webinar series: Corporate Policy Changes? The Employer’s Perspective

Corporate Policy Changes? The Employer’s PerspectiveDr. Sandra Berenbold (CEO at enegry factory St. Gallen AG): «Leading in the New Normal – Dos & Don’ts for a real new work transition»Nora Keller, PhD (Uni SG): «Covid-19 Policy Changes: Unintended Adverse Consequences for Women?»Sandra BerenboldShort bioDr. Sandra Berenbold is the CEO of the energy factory in St. Gallen – a boutique…

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18.11.2020

The New Normal webinar series: Tales from the Home Office

Sharing struggles, successes, surprises, funny anecdotes, bizarre moments, surreal experiences and lessons for the futureLink upon registration.

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25.11.2020

The New Normal webinar series: New Work Culture?!? – Wish vs. Reality

Alexandra ClootsShort bioProf. Dr. Alexandra Cloots is head of the HR panel New Work of the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule in St.Gallen. Her area of reseach interest is the innovative design of organisations and leadership in the age of Smart & New…

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02.12.2020

The New Normal webinar series: Panel Discussion, “Lessons Learned: Making Lemonade in a Lockdown”

Panel Discussion, “Lessons Learned: Making Lemonade in a Lockdown”Moderator: Sarah Springman Panelists: Christina Seyler, Gudela Grote, Patricia Widmer, Nora Keller, Alexandra Cloots/ Alexandra BernhardtSarah SpringmanShort bioSarah Springman has been Professor for Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal…

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28.10.2020

The New Normal webinar series: Reconciling career and family in Switzerland: What do STEM women experience?

Christina Seyler: Keynote, «Reconciling career and family in Switzerland: What do STEM women experience?»Second half: Speed networking trial (with predetermined questions)Christina SeylerShort bioChristina Seyler holds a degree in chemical engineering from the…

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