Autodesk Research has helped deliver a number of pieces of smart, 3D-printed infrastructure, over the last few years. Our work started with instrumenting a raised walkway in Autodesk's Pier 9 office in San Francisco, a precursor to the iconic MX3D smart bridge project that was installed this year in Amsterdam. This has led to a fruitful collaboration with Dar Al-Handasah, creating a 2-meter long smart bridge containing embedded fiber-optic sensors that can report its strain in real-time. This session explores the details of these important projects and considers how this type of process might influence the future of smart infrastructure.
- Know more about the 3D-printing processes used to construct the MX3D and Dar Smart Bridges.
- Learn about the various technologies used to instrument smart bridges by Autodesk Research.
- See how Autodesk Forge can be used to visualize sensor data in tools such as Project Dasher.
- Understand the opportunities afforded by adopting smart infrastructure, as well as some of the challenges.