Friday, March 2, 2012

ROB|ARCH 2012: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design

Call for Papers | ROB|ARCH 2012: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design |

Workshops: 14-16  December 2012 / Conference: 17-18 December 2012

ROB|ARCH has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions.

For the first time, Rob|Arch 2012 will bring together international university partners who will open their robotic research labs to creative use and present an insight into their applied robotic research at various locations throughout Europe. While the international workshops will be distributed at university partners, the following conference will take place in Vienna, a city well known for its living quality, but also a hotspot for technology and innovation.

The internationally renowned publishing house Springer Wien/New York will publish and market the proceedings of the conference worldwide with the following topics:
  • Design to robotic fabrication
  • Rapid prototyping with industrial robots
  • Mass customization
  • Robots beyond industrial uses
  • Robotic aesthetics
  • Customized robotics
  • Digital and physical robotic interfaces


13 December 2012
Free sponsor pre-workshops for ABB Robot Studio and Grasshopper

14-16 December 2012
Conference workshops:

@Rotterdam: 2x ABB IRB6400 by TU Delft and University of Michigan/Jelle Feringa & Wes McGee
@Stuttgart: KUKA KR125/2 by University Stuttgart / Achim Menges & Tobias Schwinn
@Graz: ABB IRB6600 by TU Graz / Andreas Trummer
@Zurich: KUKA KR150 by ETH Zurich and ROB Technologies / Gramazio & Kohler
@Vienna: 2x KUKA LWR by TU Vienna / Marcus Vincze et al.
@Vienna: ABB IRB120 by HAL / Thibault Schwartz

17-18 December, 2012
Conference sessions at TU Vienna

Paper Submission

We invite authors to submit papers with original research on the use of robots in architecture, art, and design. An international scientific committee consisting of researchers and practicing architects will evaluate the papers and provide feedback to the authors. The selected papers will be published in the Springer proceedings and presented at the conference in Vienna.

Electronic submission of abstracts 4 June 2012
Electronic submission of full papers 16 July 2012
Author notification 10 September 2012
Final paper due 1 October 2012

Information and contact

See for details and up-to-date information. For any questions regarding the Rob|Arch 2012 conference, please contact

Sigrid Brell Cokcan & Johannes Braumann
Conference Chairs, Association for Robots in Architecture

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