Thursday, 29 June

Advanced Human Settlements

Thu 29 June | 14:00 - 15:00


Another Galaxy

Architectural Robotics | Robotic Building

Robots are increasingly embedded in our built environment, and are being used to design, fabricate, and control it. The title of Green’s recent book, “Architectural Robotics” is defined as interactive, partly intelligent, meticulously designed physical environments. The more active connotation of “Robotic Building” suggests the process of realizing the built environment, from conceptualization to use, using computational and robotic means. In dialogue, Green and Bier consider the emerging relationship of robotics and the built environment by referencing design activities of their own, and together, they envision a capacious, cyber-physical home for all of us.


Keith Evan Green is professor of design and mechanical engineering at Cornell University (USA). His research focuses on addressing problems and opportunities of an increasingly digital society by developing meticulous, artfully-designed, robotic artifacts at larger scale. For Green, the built environment—furniture to metropolis—is the next frontier of computing. Keith Evan Green will present his latest book ‘Architectural Robotics: Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes and Biology’.

After graduating in architecture (1998) from the Technical University Karlsruhe, Henriette Bier has worked with Morphosis (1999-2001) on internationally relevant projects in the US and EU. She has taught digitally-driven design (2002-03) at universities in EU and since 2004 she mainly teaches and researches at the Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on digitally-driven architecture. She is initiator and leader of the Robotic Building group and founding member of Delft Robotics Institute.