Benjamin Felbrich

Benjamin Felbrich
Universität Stuttgart · Institute for Computational Design

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The objective of autonomous robotic additive manufacturing for construction in the architectural scale is currently being investigated in parts both within the research communities of computational design and robotic fabrication (CDRF) and deep reinforcement learning (DRL) in robotics. The presented study summarizes the relevant state of the art in...
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This paper presents strategies for the scalable fabrication of long-span composite structures made possible through physically distributed heterogeneous multi-robot collaboration. An interactive and collaborative fiber laying process between industrial robots and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is described as a case study, investigating the chall...
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Wind is one important concern when it comes to its impact on textile structures within architecture. One method to limit wind-caused displacements is to heavily pre-stress the structures. We discuss an alternative approach, in which wind is seen as a positive design parameter for architectural textiles. We explore how one could work with the shape...
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Snail shells are some of the most fascinating structures in the animal world. The diversity of shape and structure of the shells is astonishing. The soft body of the animals is capable of generating a high-strength material compound using a production process that has developed over millions of years of evolution and is outstandingly suited to a co...
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Modelling three-dimensional virtual objects in the context of architectural, product and game design requires elaborate skill in handling the respective CAD software and is often tedious. We explore the potentials of Kohonen networks, also called self-organizing maps (SOM) as a concept for intuitive 3D modelling aided through mixed reality. We effe...
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This paper describes the design and fabrication of the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/2017, the most recent in the series of experimental installations developed as an outcome of the design-and-build studio of the ITECH Masters Programme. The completed structure is a 12m long cantilevering lattice-composite shell that was wound in one piece by a m...
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State of the art rapid additive manufacturing (RAM), specifically Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) has gained popularity among architects, engineers and designers for quick prototyping of technical devices, rapid production of small series and even construction scale fabrication of architectural elements. The spectrum of producible shapes and the r...
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Fiber composite materials have tremendous potential in architectural applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and their ability to be formed into complex shapes. Novel fabrication processes can be based on the unique affordances and characteristics of fiber composites. Because these materials are lightweight and have high tensile str...
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Schneckenschalen gehören zu den faszinierendsten Bauwerken im Tierreich. Die Formen- und Strukturvielfalt der Gehäuse ist erstaunlich. Dabei ist der Weichkörper des Tieres in der Lage, einen Materialverbund von hoher Festigkeit zu erzeugen, in einem Bildungsprozess, der sich evolutionär über Jahrmillionen entwickelt hat und hervorragend für eine ko...
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Land snails produce a highly structured functionally integrated self-supporting surface from a composite of organic and inorganic materials that posses a potentially rich source of aspects for possible transfer into the technical realm. These investigations form a basis for the concept of a machine setup harvesting potentials for architectural manu...
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by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of KES International. Abstract The paper seeks to investigate the potential of biologically inspired multi-agent systems for architectural applications. The generation of 'form' through...
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In the presented work we attempt to find a way to utilize the collaborative intelligence of bio-inspired multi-agent systems for an architectural application. To do so we establish, geometrically describe, optimize and program a physical object. Our setup is a foldable structure of interconnected triangles where simple robotic agents control the an...

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The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced composites. The novel process is based on the unique affordances and characteristics of fibre construction. Because these materials are lightweight and have high tensile strength, a radically different approach to fabrication becomes possible, which combines low-payload yet long-range machines, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with strong, precise, yet limited reach, industrial robots. This collaborative concept enables a scalable fabrication setup for long span fibre composite construction. The research builds on a series of successful pavilions, which investigate integrative computational design, engineering and fabrication, and explores their spatial ramifications and construction possibilities. The project was designed and fabricated by students and researchers within an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers and biologists.