Towards swarm construction

Yuhan Hou, Paul Loh

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Abstract

Swarm intelligence has primarily been explored in architecture as a form-finding technique with resulting material articulation using advanced 3d-printing technology. Researchers in engineering have developed swarm robotics for construction and fabrication, typically constraints to small scale prototypes as the technology matures within the field. However, a few research explores the implication of swarm robotics for construction on the building or urban scale. This paper presents a novel swarm robotics construction method using mole-like digging technology to construct new architectural language using machine intelligence. The research discusses the role of swarm intelligence behaviours in design and synthesis such behaviour with machine logics. The paper addresses the conference theme through the speculative projection of future construction methodology and reflects on how automation can impact the future of construct and design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProjections - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021
EditorsAnastasia Globa, Jeroen van Ameijde, Adam Fingrut, Nayeon Kim, Tian Tian Sky Lo
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages673-682
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891758
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Projections, CAADRIA 2021 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProjections - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021
Volume1

Conference

Conference26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Projections, CAADRIA 2021
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period29/03/211/04/21

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