Workshops: May 14-16, 2014 / Conference: May 17-18, 2014
Rob|Arch has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on the use of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions. In December 2012 the conference was hosted by its founders in Vienna, Austria. In 2014 the conference travels to North America, hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, with Wes McGee and Monica Ponce de Leon as conference chair.
Continuing with the previous theme of international collaboration, the conference brings together artists, designers, fabricators, and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication. Following on the success of Rob|Arch 2012, the conference will again present a series of workshops held at select research institutions on the east coast of the United States, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, about an hour outside of Detroit, the origin of robotics in North America. The internationally renowned publishing house Springer Wien/New York will publish and market the proceedings of the conference worldwide.
For the 2014 event, we are extending a call for workshop proposals. The conference invites proposals by institutions and individuals for workshops related to robotic programming and fabrication until 15th of June, 2013.
Additional robot capacities by the workshop hosts, University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, and/or industry partners can be made available to the chosen proposals. A total budget of 15.000USD is available to financially support the workshops.
Visit http://call.robarch2014.org for details.