Monday, December 6, 2010

Robots everywhere...

Despite Jeffery McGrew's conspicuous absence from the AU scene this year (I didn't see him, did anyone else?), robots were everywhere!

There were some great things at the Design Computation Symposium covering both a metal bending robot for complex metal panel designs with curved folds and a "generic" robot arm used for a variety of construction tasks like laying bricks. This was some super cool stuff to see in action and imagine out on our jobsites.

Before you say "whatever, that's so in the future" check out this real world example:

Or, these videos:

Can you imagine having an argument with one of these out on a jobsite???

Thursday, December 2, 2010

AU2010 - Fuzzy Math

Fuzzy Math!

The class went great, and we had some really good feedback from the attendees. We did have some issues with getting files uploaded and accessible on the AU site, so I've posted a link to get all the class materials here!

Enjoy (you closet geek you...) !