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SCI-Arc hosts Dorkbot in the Robotics & Simulation Lab

Thomas Edwards-2
SCI-Arc hosts Dorkbot SoCal in the Robotics & Simulation Lab

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 4,00PM
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Note: only 50 spaces available, RSVP ASAP at this URL:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2543349226

Introduction by Peter Testa / Devyn Weiser
Demonstration by Brandon Kruysman / Jonathan Proto

SCI-Arc Robotics and Simulation Lab (SRSL), initiated and designed by
faculty members Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser, builds upon the school’s
strengths to create a next generation platform for experimentation and
speculation on the future of architecture. Situated conceptually and
physically between studio and shop, school and industry, SRSL is more
than simply a logical progression in digital tooling. The lab offers
the opportunity to develop a unique, institute specific position in
the emerging field of robotics in architecture.

The 1,000 square-foot double height robot cell focuses on multi-robot
collaboration and multi-media simulation using 5 state-of-the-art
Stäubli robot systems: (2) RX160, (2) TX90, and (1) TX90L. The
relatively lightweight, six-axis robotic arms are in a range of
positions (floor and ceiling mounted) to create a reconfigurable 3D
work space with many possible applications. The adjacent simulation
lab houses the Stäubli TX40 robot where students, along with their
instructors, conduct hands-on training and testing.

From a curricular standpoint, a multi-robot cell may actively engage a
larger student population in hands-on training, with the potential to
simultaneously run discrete projects, and/or focus on collaborative
processes involving up to six robots. Readily available emulation and
animation software support material experiments in and out of digital
space. The introduction of video, vision, and sensing with the robotic
systems support the real-time design and fabrication platform.

For more information:

SCI-Arc Robot House
http://www.sciarc.edu/portal/about/resources/robotics_lab.html

Machinators
http://www.machinators.org

Dorkbot SoCal
http://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
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