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Robotic Building

  • Henriette Bier
  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of robotics in architecture

  • Focuses on design-to-robotic-production and -operation

  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent research into robotic systems, reconfigurable structures and architectured materials


Part of the Springer Series in Adaptive Environments book series (SPSADENV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Timo Salmi, Jari M. Ahola, Tapio Heikkilä, Pekka Kilpeläinen, Timo Malm
    Pages 25-52
  3. Kevin Clement, Jiang Lai, Yusuke Obuchi, Jun Sato, Deborah Lopez, Hadin Charbel
    Pages 53-78
  4. Henriette Bier, Alexander Liu Cheng, Sina Mostafavi, Ana Anton, Serban Bodea
    Pages 97-120 Open Access
  5. Holger Schnädelbach, Hendro Arieyanto
    Pages 139-167
  6. Henriette Bier, Alexander Liu Cheng, Sina Mostafavi, Ana Anton, Serban Bodea
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


The first volume of the Adaptive Environments series focuses on Robotic Building, which refers to both physically built robotic environments and robotically supported building processes. Physically built robotic environments consist of reconfigurable, adaptive systems incorporating sensor-actuator mechanisms that enable buildings to interact with their users and surroundings in real-time. These require Design-to-Production and Operation chains that are numerically controlled and (partially or completely) robotically driven. From architectured materials, on- and off-site robotic production to robotic building operation augmenting everyday life, the volume examines achievements of the last decades and outlines potential future developments in Robotic Building.

This book offers an overview of the developments within robotics in architecture so far, and explains the future possibilities of this field. The study of interactions between human and non-human agents at building, design, production and operation level will interest readers seeking information on architecture, design-to-robotic-production and design-to-robotic-operation. 

The chapter "Robotic Building as Integration of Design-to-Robotic-Production and -Operation" of this book is available open access under a CC by 4.0  license at 


Architecture interaction design robotic building design-to-robotic operation user experience design-to-operation

Editors and affiliations

  • Henriette Bier
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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