Inside SCI-Arc


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Kappe Library Robot House
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Robot House  

The SCI-Arc Robot House builds upon the school's strengths to create a next generation platform for experimentation and speculation on the future of architecture. Situated conceptually and physically between studio and shop, academy and industry, the double-height 1,000-square-foot Robot House is a research space for hands-on collaborative experimentation, advanced multi-robotic platform, and exploration and architectural agency.

The Robot House is comprised of two main spaces. The Robot Room is where the five large Staubli robots are configured in a multi-robot work cell. Their layout empowers investigation with the widest range of interaction and process sequences possible in a simulation and programming environment. The adjacent robotics & Simulation Lab houses the Staubli TX40 laboratory robot and is where students, along with their instructors, conduct hands-on research.

Exploring opportunities outside of traditional digital production, the lab's six state-of-the-art Staübli robotic systems offer a new design environment which focuses on Institute-approved research and coursework. Projects explore additive free-form fabrication tied to advanced composite materials. The robots themselves support a reconfigurable 3D workspace with a wide range of applications including on-site construction.

Contact Us
Jake Newsum
Robotics Lab Coordinator

Curime Batliner
Robotics Lab Researcher

In the News:

Metropolis Magazine
Breaking New Ground

The Architect's Newspaper
At SCI-Arc, Magic is Inside the Box

SCI-Arc Students Take 3D Printing to the Robots

Architectural Record
A Fetish for Fabrication

LA Weekly
SCI-Arc's Robot House: Rapidly Making Your Arty Bohemian Lifestyle Obsolete