DynamoBuild is a result of 3 days workshop at RobArch 2016 in Sydney, Australia. RobArch 2016 is the third international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. The work in this conference contains a wide range of contemporary topics, from methodologies for incorporating dynamic material feedback into existing fabrication processes, to novel interfaces for robotic programming, to new processes for large-scale automated construction. The latent argument behind this research is that the term ‘file-to-factory’ must not be a reductive celebration of expediency but instead a perpetual challenge to increase the quality of feedback between design, matter, and making.
Using a combination of Dynamo, Autodesk React Structures, and the new Dynamo-to-Robot workflow, this workshop explored integrated computational design and structural optimization-to-robotic fabrication workflows to design, evaluate, and fabricate a large format prototypical spatial structure using human-machine collaboration. The Rob|Arch workshop was the first public test of the new Dynamo-to-Robot plugin. This new plugin integrates into the advanced functionality of Dynamo to allow for the visualization of popular types of robots directly in the design environment and for simulation of possible toolpaths and movements.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Team: Suleiman Alhadidi, Chip Clark, Graham Clarkson, Nick Cote, Ron Culver, Gustav Fagerstrom, William Gardner, Joshua Grassp, Matt Jezyk, Mostafa Khalifa, Nathan King, Mike Kirschner, Brandon Kruysman, Steven Palomo, Jonathan Proto, Gregor Rossegger, Raed Shalak, Mark Tam, Mythri Vittal Boggaram, Simon Yorke, Dinah Zhang