SASI Studio

Form Finding Robotics

Time | 2014
Location | Aarhus, Denmark
Status | Concept Design
Programme | Digital Simulation
Tutors | S. Bhooshan, A. Sondergaard
Team | Mattia Santi, S. Aburas, G. Nikas, M. P. Velasquez

Odico is a robotic fabrication company based in Odense, Denmark. The company organized a three day workshop focusing on robotic control and feedback. The software used involved PyRapid, software developed by Odico, rapid code language, Inspire and Rhinoceros. The workshop was developed in two phases characterized by two different studies: In the first phase we studied the effects of robotic parameters. The geometry obtained from Rhino was simulated in PyRapid using default parameters, then the rapid code was tweaked by changing the values that control the inverse kinematics of the robot. The main parameters considered were velocity, delay, and zoning. The modification of the parameters was based on the effects that every parameter has generated on the material. In the second phase the geometry was obtained through topological optimization starting form a simple cube and testing different load-support configurations. In a feedback logic each support was converted to a load on the following cube iteration. The resulting geometries were simplified in Rhino to ruled-surface components that were visualized virtually and tested in PyRapid before the cut was executed by the robot.