Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, Sven Stumm and Pradeep Devadass, IP, RWTH Aachen (GER) Prof. Johannes Braumann, UFG Linz (AUT)
Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann founded the Association for Robots in Architecture in 2010 with the goal of making industrial robots accessible to the creative industry. Towards that goal, the Association is developing innovative software tools such as KUKA|prc (parametric robot control) and initialized the Rob|Arch conference series on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design which–following Vienna in 2012, Ann Arbor in 2014, and Sydney in 2016 – will be held 2018 in Zurich. Robots in Architecture is a KUKA System Partner and has been validated as a research institutions by national and international research agencies such as the European Union’s FP7 program. Recently, Sigrid founded the new chair for Individualized Production in Architecture (IP) at RWTH Aachen University an recently founded a new scientific journal on construction robotics in cooperation with euRobotics. Johannes is heading the robotics lab at UfG Linz and leading the development of KUKA|prc. Their work has been widely published in peer reviewed scientific journals, international proceedings, and books, as well as being featured in formats such as Wired, Gizmodo, FAZ, and RBR.
Sven Stumm is a computer scientist at the Chair of Individualized Production in Architecture (IP) at RWTH Aachen University with a focus on intelligent systems and backgrounds in humanoid, mobile and stationary industrial robotics. His core competences are in robot controller development, sensor data processing, probabilistic modelling as well as software development for programming and simulation of robotic applications. At IP he researches assembly and production processes within construction, and novel interactive interfaces for robot programming. Sven Stumm is currently leading the robotic programming research team at the chair for Individualized Production in Architecture at RWTH Aachen University and focuses on the novel approach of Haptic Programming.
Pradeep Devadass is an architect and robotic fabrication specialist. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Architectural Association, London and is currently doing his doctoral studies on innovative robotic fabrication methods for architectural applications and developing a ‘smart’ programming environment to bridge the gap between design and automated fabrication processes at IP RWTH Aachen University. He is also the co-founder of rat[LAB]-Research in Architecture & Technology, an independent research organization offering computational design consultancy to architects and designers. He is one of few recipients to receive the prestigious MAK-Schindler Residency Program Award (Los Angeles / Vienna) awarded to emerging artists and architects, internationally. He has an international professional experience at various leading research and development organizations, which include Bristol Robotics Laboratory(UK), MAK(USA), Archi-Union(China), and RSP(India). His research work also includes adaptive technologies, advanced fabrication techniques and algorithmic design methods on which he has published and presented internationally.