The use of robotics in industrial workflows has seen rapid adoption across a wide range of industries, but the construction and design sector is just beginning to embrace these innovations.
Recently, industrial robots have caught the interest of architects. Robots can load, unload, deburr, flame, laser, join, assemble, inspect, sort and mill. They are also versatile equipment for mass production. Robots are capable of performing several different activities at once to produce exceptional items and antiques.
Architects, designers and manufacturers now have unprecedented access to a new design model thanks to recent advances in robotics and more accessible design-to-manufacturing technologies.
Robotic systems offer reliable ways to manufacture molds and other large-scale tooling once the project reaches the construction phase, as well as to directly machine the ornamental and functional components of the design.
Robotics is a very cost-effective option for a wide variety of applications in the architectural industry because of its adaptability.
Robots can produce models and prototypes faster and more efficiently than humans, from concrete structures to complex decorations. As the concept develops, it is easy to produce models with more detail and in larger sizes thanks to the simplicity of scaling.