robotic construction
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Robotics for Architecture and Construction – An Interview with Lauren Vasey

What’s the state of robotic construction today and how will it develop in the future? Lauren Vasey shares her views in this podcast interview.

Lauren Vasey

Lauren Vasey is a researcher, educator, and designer investigating robotics and automation within architecture and construction. Since 2014, she has been a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart, where her work has focused on developing feedback-driven robotic construction processes that enable robots to sense and react to their environment. This research has been leveraged to investigate innovative material systems, and new forms of collaboration, including multi-robot and human-robot collaborative processes. 

Her teaching and research have been recognized in international competitions including the Kuka Innovation Award as well as  AEC Hackathons. She has extensively collaborated with external research partners including Autodesk Research and recently the European Space Agency. 

In the interview, we discuss the following topics:

  • Why we should be interested in robotic construction right now
  • When does on-site robotics become feasible and for what purposes
  • Algorithmic design, digital fabrication, and robotics
  • Humans and robots working together on a construction site
  • How robotics could they change the construction industry
  • Recent exciting examples of robotic construction
  • How to start experimenting with robotics in your business

You can connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

Listen to the interview (also on iTunes, Spotify, and several podcast platforms)

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a construction industry communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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