About ten years ago, Professor Stanford Anderson from MIT initiated the joint-workshop program with Tongji University in Shanghai and has continued his decade-long collaborations with us since then. The Robotic Force Printing Workshop this year can be seen as a respectful tribute and continuity to such tradition.
Philip F. Yuan, a professor of Tongji University and the founder of Fab-Union Technology was in collaboration with Professor Philippe Block of ETH throughout the 23-day workshop. In addition to the design-fabrication studios, the workshop also consists of three field trips in association with one academic forum, four public lectures and a series of teaching modules on fundamental concepts of COMPAS and FURobotic to explore the integration between novel structural designs and the advances in additive manufacturing and robotic fabrication.
Introduction - Form Following Robotic Force: Philip F. Yuan
Preface- Digital Master Builders: Exploring Strength Through Geometry: Philippe Block
Precedents - Computation & Digital Fabrication-Enabled Geometrical: Gene Ting-Chun Kao, Mark Kam-Ming Tam
- Bending-Active Formwork For Shell Structures Based On 3D-Printing Technology: A Pre-Research: Xiang Wang
- Programming Of Robotic Fabrication: Liming Zhang
Methodology - Preliminary Groups: - Snake Rock Pavilion - Shell O - Fractal Shell - Folded Bridge - Eight-Legged Shell - White Hill - The Ribbon
Final Fabrication Works - Bending Shell - Fu Bridge