Robotic Inform V1.0

Recent adaptation of industrial robots to architectural production has given rise to a new language of design which is numerically informed through computation.In a world where nearly everything built around us could be 3D printed, focus in the future will be on the design and performance of the by-product. The use of digital and robotic fabrication equipment aims to investigate new possibilities for expanding the geometric vocabulary, functional integration and a smart assembly logic in a way to develop new design methodologies that profit of those new technologies. We could summarize multiple possibilities of utilization of robotics in design, but we cannot forget about how the design process and its methodologies are evolving by the utilization of these techniques themselves. This workshop revolves around the underlying logic of form-finding through growth algorithms, fabricated using Robotic FDM machinery. This design logic will help to produce iterations forming a catalog of designs.


Participants will be focusing on designing and producing 1:1 scale prototype of a 3D printer chair through generative growth algorithms. First part of the workshop will focus on design by goal establishing rules to create self-generated geometries trough recursive algorithms and physics simulations. While the second part will focus on the translation of those geometries to fabrication strategies trough fusion deposition modelling fabrication techniques. Participants will be introduced to computer simulation to generate these designs with fabrication rules and constraints, ensuring that theirs designs can be ready for manufacturing and produce several geometrical iterations through the same logic. Allowing them to produce a variety of completely different parts following the same design logic.

  • Robotic Arm Principles and Kinematics
  • KUKA Human Machine Interfacing (HIM)
  • 3d printing theory and practice
  • Toolpathing and end effector configurations
  • Customization of geometries via fabrication informed techniques.
  • Digital Input and Output configurations
  • Robotic 3d print designing with Grasshopper 3d
Each Participant should provide their own computer with the following software installed. If you do not have a software, trial versions can be found on each software company’s website. We will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins for download. Please have the software installed prior to workshop start. If you have issues installing software, we may be able to help you during the workshop.
  • Rhinoceros 6 for Windows
  • Grasshopper 3d (Plug-ins: Robots, Pufferfish, Heteroptera, Kangaroo)
ROBOTIC INFORM V1.0 will expand from 24 to 26 of January, 2020.
Daily meetings will take place from 09:30 to 19:00 at Rambla de Prim, 258, 08020, Barcelona, Spain.
Participants will first work individually and then be combined into groups.
There will be a final presentation of your groups work containing renderings, diagrams, and models on 26 January, 2020.
All projects will be published on DesignMorphine’s web page.
All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
For attending the workshop and intensive courses there is no previous software experience required,
basic Rhinoceros and Grasshopper knowledge at a beginner level is appreciated.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!



Robotic Inform V1.0
Kunaljit Chadha
India & Spain
Member @ DesignMorphine
Robotic Fabrication Researcher
Master in Advanced Architecture @ IAAC
Kunaljit Chadha is an Indian Architect and a robotic and digital fabrication researcher. He furthered his curiosity through researching and developing versatile skills of architectural and parametric design at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Spain. His master thesis at IAAC guided him to master additive manufacturing techniques with natural materials using robotic fabrication. His recent workshop about new interfaces with augmented and virtual reality for IAAC Self Sufficiency Lab in collaboration with Co-Society and Blockchain led new initiatives for Kickstarter campaign (Barcelona) as application to sensory disorders. He currently active in the academic field with workshops in India, Iran, Spain and so on and is currently a research assistant at IAAC with digital and robotic fabrication.
Robotic Inform V1.0
Eduardo Chamorro
Robotic Fabrication Researcher
Master of Architecture @ CEU San Pablo University
Eduardo Chamorro is an architect and researcher who works to discover how technology can transform architecture and its processes to improve people’s lives. He holds a Master Degree of Architecture from CEU San Pablo University (Spain), a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication offered by the Fab Lab Network and a Master Degree in Advanced Architecture from IAAC (Spain), with a specialization in digital fabrication, materiality and new design methodologies. He holds as well a Spanish architectural licence. In addition, he has worked as Fab Lab Seoul director and researcher in several architecture studios, computational design and fabrication professor at CEU University, advisor as fabrication expert for different architecture collectives and he is a usual collaborator in Fab Lab Madrid. He is always seeking to achieve an innovative architecture that attempts to solve and adapt to social needs. As digital fabrication expert, he leads the Digital Prototyping for Architecture courses at IAAC and Fab Lab Barcelona.



Rambla de Prim, 258 08020 Barcelona, Spain

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