ROB|ARCH has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on the use of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions. In December 2012 the conference was hosted by its founders in Vienna, Austria. In 2014 the conference travels to North America, hosted by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Continuing with the previous theme of collaboration, the conference seeks to bring together artists, designers, fabricators and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication. Following on the success of ROB|ARCH 2012, the conference will again present a series of workshops held at select research institutions on the east coast of the United States, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, about an hour outside of Detroit, the origin of robotics in North America. The internationally renowned publishing house Springer Wien/New York will publish and market the proceedings of the conference worldwide.
Some of the fabrication from the workshops will be exhibited in the Liberty gallery from the conference meeting dates through the end of the summer. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Professor and Director of the FABLab, Wes McGee, and FABLab Coordinator Aaron Willette.
Liberty Gallery, 305 W. Liberty St., hours: Thursday to Sunday, 3-7 pm
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