Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recent Robot news

In the past months, Robots in Architecture was busy organizing the upcoming Rob|Arch 2012 conference, so news was a bit slow. Here’s what happened recently:

Red Bull Arch

On June 1st, artists C. Neugebauer and M. Köhldorfer unveiled their huge 17x23m aluminium arch sculpture for the Red Bull Circuit in Spielberg/Austria. The  robotic fabrication of the 83 positive foam molds was all done using a customized version of KUKA|prc on a KUKA KR150-2 robot, which the artists purchased from the automotive industry for this particular project. The Association helped them set up the robot, customized KUKA|prc for their particular needs and developed a workflow for efficiently producing all parts of the arch. Neugebauer and Köhldorfer will provide an in-depth look into that project at our Rob|Arch conference in December.

KUKA|prc new release

We are proud to announce a new version of KUKA|prc that is based on a fully rewritten robot-engine, opening up a huge range of new possibilities. First and foremost, KUKA|prc is no longer limited to linear-toolpaths, as needed e.g. for milling, but can work with a wide variety of motion commands with adjustable speeds: Linear motions, Point-to-point motions, and direct axis commands. Correctly using these specialized movement commands can greatly optimize robotic jobs. More...

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