The deliberate Robotic Science Museum in Seoul could have a humdinger of a primary exhibition: its personal robotic building. It’s very a lot a publicity stunt, although a enjoyable one — however who is aware of? Maybe robots placing buildings collectively gained’t be so unusual within the subsequent few years, during which case Korea will simply be an early adopter.
The concept for robotic building comes from Melike Altinisik Architects, the Turkish agency that gained a contest to design the museum. Their proposal took the type of an egg-like form coated in panels that may be lifted into place by robotic arms.
“From design, manufacturing to building and providers robots might be in cost,” wrote the agency within the announcement that they’d gained the competitors. Now, let’s be sincere: that is clearly an exaggeration. The constructing has clearly been designed by the gifted people at MAA, albeit with an excessive amount of assist from computer systems. Nevertheless it has been designed with robots in thoughts, and they are going to be integral to its creation.The components will all be designed digitally, and robots will “mildew, assemble, weld and polish” the plates for the skin, based on World Structure, after which after all they can even be put in place by robots. The bottom and surrounds might be produced by an immense 3D printer laying down concrete.
So whereas a lot of the undertaking will sadly must be completed by individuals, it would definitely function an illustration of these processes that may be achieved by robots and computer systems.
Building is ready to start in 2020, with the constructing opening its (possible human-installed) doorways in 2022 as a department of the Seoul Metropolitan Museum. Although my instincts inform me that this type of unprecedented mixture of processes is extra possible than to not produce vital delays. Right here’s hoping the robots cooperate.