Complex Design by Simple Robots: A Collective Embodied Intelligence Approach to Construction

Kirstin Petersen, Radhika Nagpal

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Abstract

Nature's builders – from termites to beavers – offer a model of collective intelligence that can inspire robotic construction. Kirstin Petersen, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and Radhika Nagpal, Professor in Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, describe several recent projects in this field that they have been involved in, both separately and collaboratively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-49
Number of pages6
JournalArchitectural Design
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Keywords

  • Amorphous Ramp Construction project
  • Cambridge
  • David Andreén
  • Gothenburg
  • Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Kilobots project
  • Massachusetts
  • Nils Napp
  • Petra Jennings
  • Smart Geometry Workshop
  • Swarmbot Assemblages
  • Termes project

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