1. On-site digital fabrication

On-site Digital Fabrication engages research in building methods and materials, but also challenges operational standards for building sites, including construction coordination and the possible future collaboration of robots with on-site workers. The tight integration of on-site fabrication with computational design offers potential for radical innovation in architecture. Advanced sensing and responsive, computationally driven assembly processes are now being integrated with mobile robotic platforms to enable new opportunities for precise and complex on-site construction. By bringing digital fabrication technologies on-site the integration of digital design data into on-site processes becomes real. However new issues of coordination and workflow emerge, including transportation, logistics and labour.VisionBring digital fabrication onto building sites.Research challenges• Develop versatile on site fabrication robots for different construction applications and scales.• Develop constructive systems that leverage the unique potential of in situ robotic fabrication.• Develop integrated design, planning and robotic control methods.• Develop man-machine as well as machine-machine collaboration models and interfaces