Doctoral candidate Jose Luis García del Castillo co-led the “Tight Squeeze” workshop in the last RobArch 2018 conference at the ETH Zürich along Hakim Hasan (Perkins+Will), Shajay Bhooshan and Leo Bieling (Zaha Hadid Architects CODE), and DDes and former group member Nathan King. The workshop inquired on new models of human-robot collaboration on constrained construction sites, where kinematic freedom of robots is limited, and where high degrees of adaptability and real-time decision making are necessary. After three days of work, two groups of participants built one single prototype with two non-synchronized industrial robotic arms, developing algorithms and interactive input interfaces for adaptation and path planning modification in real time on site.

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