Looking at the use of robots in creative domains, the field of Architecture have embraced robots as a tool for exploration and fabrication in their design process. Current practice involves the use of parametric design tools and offline programming of the robots, which is time-consuming and creates a high entry barrier for architects.
During observations into the use of robots in the field of architecture, numerous and severe limitations was observed in the way that architects interact and use these highly complex machines in their design process. The architect’s use of parametric design tools created a disconnect between the physical world and digital world, reducing the creativity of their craft to the digital world.
Using a research-through-design approach, we created several exploratory prototypes that investigated how the disconnect between the physical world and the digital world could be reduced.