At the interface between computational design and digital fabrication, we focus on collaborative fabrication processes, on-site robotics, and fabrication-aware design. Our goal is to strengthen the integration of architecture, robotics, and fabrication and to facilitate access to technological approaches by developing both interdisciplinary teaching methods and open-source computational design tools. In our design-based research studios, we aim to involve students in interdisciplinary thinking and provide the incentives for learning basic computational literacy in this field. We are particularly interested in using augmented reality technologies and collaborative robots to investigate the potentials of human-robot teams for architecture and building.

The research group, led by Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Kathrin Dörfler is based at the TUM Department of Architecture at the TUM School of Engineering and Design.