The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall was built entirely by robots

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

As part of the ‘Robotics in Timber Construction’ research project at the University of Stuttgart, the peanut-shaped pavilion, Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, was created. Constructed entirely by a robotic prefab building system, it showcases the current developments and innovations in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. (Video)

 

 

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World’s Smallest 3D Printer

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Markus Hatzenbichler and Klaus Stadlmann with their micro-printer.

A group of engineers at the Vienna Institute of Technology, claims they’ve created not only the world’s smallest 3-D printer, but also one that’s so light and inexpensive that it could conceivably pave the way for truly domestic 3-D printing. Lost an earring or a cuff-link? Print one out. That’s the future, and it might not be far off at all.

 

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Neil Gershenfeld: The Promise of Personal Fabrication

Just when you thought you knew a thing or two about the future, a person like Neil Gershenfeld comes along and makes you feel like you’ve been living in ancient Egypt. This is truly amazing.

In this video MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab — a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It’s a simple idea with powerful results: His Fab Labs, set up in communities around the world, let people build eyeglass frames, toys, computer parts – anything they need and can imagine. As Gershenfeld explains, this kind of empowerment leads to education, to problem-solving, to job creation and then to invention, in a truly creative process.

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