Industrial robots, when compared to computer numerical control (CNC) machines, are among the most universal devices, suitable for an extremely wide range of fabrication and construction processes. Commonly used in automotive production and other high-volume production settings, robots are now increasingly implemented in the production of architectural components, low-volume production environments, and academic settings. As the cost of hardware has dropped, a major obstacle has been the overly complicated programming environment. To overcome this a number of automated design-to-robotic fabrication tools have been developed, including the new integrated Dynamo workflow. This course will begin with a brief introduction to both the industrial robotic manipulator and the Dynamo interface leading to the development and simulation of robotic movements, ultimately linking Dynamo motion control to the physical 6-axis robotic manipulator.
- Learn how to utilize Dynamo in the programming of 6-axis industrial robotic manipulators (robots)
- Learn how to utilize Dynamo for the programming of 6-axis industrial robotic manipulators
- Learn how to develop tool paths and related robotic movement through Dynamo
- Learn how to link libraries, like the provided RobotControl.dll, to Dynamo for process simulation
Nathan King is a founding member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Design Robotics Group, where his investigation involves strategic process intervention and development with a particular focus on design robotics and additive manufacturing technologies. Nathan holds an appointment at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, and he has taught at Rhode Island School of Design where he is the co-founding director of the Glass Robotics Lab, and at the Harvard GSD. Nathan has co-authored forthcoming books on material systems and advanced design technologies, lectured extensively on related topics, and developed a variety of international workshops, research activities, and design initiatives. Professionally, Nathan is the director of research at MASS Design Group; acting programs manager for the emerging Autodesk, Inc., BUILD space; and he has consulted on the development of design robotics laboratories worldwide.
Nick received his Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 2015, where he also studied Printmaking and Illustration. His training in robotics comes from coursework, assistantships, and research positions concerned with robotics in art and design. He has been a Design Robotics Researcher at Autodesk since June, 2015.