PUBLIC LECTURE: Prof KATHRIN DOERFLER. TOWARDS HUMAN ROBOT COLLABORATION
RMIT Design Hub, Level 3 Lecture Theatre
RMIT Architecture invites you to a free public lecture by KRISTIN DOERFLER
TOWARDS HUMAN ROBOT COLLABORATION
Prof KATHRIN DOERFLER – Head of the Augmented Fabrication Lab at TU Munich, Germany.
As robot technologies are becoming increasingly smarter, cheaper, and safer to work with, both academia and industry are striving for semi-autonomy: where humans and robots work collaboratively toward a common goal. Contrary to the vision of a fully automated and robotized building construction, the idea of a hybrid, mutually augmented human-robot workforce currently forms the basis of a paradigm shift in the field of architecture and digital fabrication. This lecture will provide insights into how such hybrid design and fabrication chains have the potential to use machine intelligence and robot capacities while at the same time involving the participatory engagement of humans and thus creating mutual gain.
Professor Kathrin Doerfler is Head of the Augmented Fabrication Lab at TU Munich, Germany where she investigates the reciprocal symbiosis of humans and machines in architecture and design. She holds a PhD from ETH Zurich (Gramazio Kohler Research and NCCR Digital Fabrication), a diploma of architecture from the TU Vienna and also studied Digital Arts at the Angewandte.
Link for poster: https://bit.ly/2wmXEFu
DATE: Thursday 12 March, 2019
LOCATION: RMIT Design Hub Building 100, Level 3 Lecture Theatre,
Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets