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_id ecaade2020_335
id ecaade2020_335
authors Rezaeicherati, Amirhossein and Mahdavinejad, Mohammadjavad
year 2020
title SoRo Responsive Wall - Soft robotics for human-oriented architecture
source Werner, L and Koering, D (eds.), Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age - Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 623-630
summary Designing and making an interactive architecture that is able to respond to the environment and human behavior generally requires a variety of mechanical and electronic devices, different kinds of joints and components, and sometimes dangerous equipment that may harm users. They mostly consist of rigid materials which usually need to be covered or modified to be more appealing and pleasant. What if the structure itself feels comfortable and friendly, and moves gently in order to create a bonding with people? In this research, we propose a soft architecture that can interact and respond using soft robotics principles. We have designed a human-friendly soft robotic wall, that can function as a shelter in urban spaces and changes its form by human presence. Utilizing pneumatic actuation along with soft materials using simple mechanisms results in a safe and soft architecture. Through several prototypes within which the movement of the module is studied and analyzed, we used cloth and air balloons instead of silicon in the 1:15 model to create an inexpensive module that is feasible on a 1:1 scale.
keywords Soft Robotics; Responsive Architecture; Interactive Architecture; Human-Oriented; Soft Architecture
series eCAADe
email ah.rezaii@gmail.com
last changed 2020/09/09 09:54

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