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Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting

Social Enterprise & Urbanization Seminar Series
March 28, 2013

Behrokh Khoshnevis, Director, Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT); Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Chair: Venkatesh NarayanamurtiBenjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

The nature of construction has remained intensely manual throughout recorded history. Unlike in manufacturing, the growth of automation in construction has been slow. A promising new automation approach is Contour Crafting (CC). Invented by the speaker, Contour Crafting is a mega-scale 3D fabrication process aiming at automated on-site construction of whole structures as well as subcomponents. Read more.