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Nathan King

MP21819: So, You Want a Robot? Design Robotics for 50K or Less.

(Duration 01:02:58)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to procure an industrial robot and requisite tooling
  • Learn about the basic operation of an industrial robotic manipulator (robot)
  • Learn how to set up, calibrate, and safely operate a small industrial robot
  • Learn about the potential for a small industrial robotic arm to replace the need for multiple specialized CNC tools

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Industrial robots are suitable for an extremely wide range of fabrication and construction processes. Commonly used in automotive production and other high-volume production, robots are now implemented in the production of architectural components, low-volume production, and academia. The potential of the Industrial Robotic manipulator makes for an appealing tool for shops, design firms, and fabricators who want numerical control capability but do not have the means to invest in many specialized computer numerical control (CNC) tools. As the cost of hardware drops, designers have more access to these tools; but perceived hurdles limit the diffusion of manipulators in many settings. This course provides a pragmatic intro to the Industrial Robot as a tool that supports many numerically controlled activities. The course will provide details of the procurement, requisite tooling, safety, installation, and calibration. We will also conduct a hands-on demonstration of the commissioning and basic operation of an industrial robot arm. This session features PowerMill. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

This course is suitable for all levels of users from those with no programming or machine shop experience to experts in the field. The course content is developed for executives, software developers, fabricators, architects, designers, and all interested in integrated design-to-machine programming and the potential for making things with machines. The course is also relevant to researchers, students, and educators who work in areas of automation, robotics, and digital fabrication. The course is geared toward those engaging a wide range of design disciplines who have interest in the development of shop facilities, fab labs, rapid prototyping, and the development of CNC and 3D printing capacity within their office.

Speakers

Speakers

Nathan King

Nathan King is an assistant professor of architecture at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, and he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Innsbruck. He earned his Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was a founding member of the Design Robotics Group, focusing on computational workflows and additive manufacturing and automation in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Beyond academia, King was director of research at MASS Design Group, and he continues to collaborate on the development and deployment of advanced building technologies, medical devices, and evaluation methods for global application in resource-limited settings. King served as programs manager and technical adviser for the emerging Autodesk BUILD Space, and he leads the development of research facilities, programs, and software to support the exploration of emerging opportunities surrounding technological innovation in art, architecture, design, and education.

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Published

  • 2016
  • MP21819
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • PowerMill

Industries

  • Building Products and Fabrication
  • Education

Topics

  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Fabrication for AEC