ROBOSENSE 2.0 is a collaborative project by David Rosenwasser, Jeremy Bilotti, Bennett Norman, Jingyang Leo Liu, and Jenny Sabin.
The project was executed within the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University.
ROBOSENSE 2.0: Robotic Sensing and Architectural Ceramic Fabrication demonstrates a generative design process based on collaboration between designers, robotic tools, advanced software, and nuanced material behavior. The project employs fabrication tools which are typically used in highly precise and predetermined applications while revealing and thematizing the unpredictable and unexpected aspects of these processes. Integrating sensing systems that respond to a designer’s input during the fabrication process, this paper demonstrates the possibility for real-time feedback loops which consider the spontaneous agency of the designer (or craftsperson) rather than the execution of static or predetermined designs.
Involvement : Active role with schematic design team, fabrication team, and assembly team.
"Lumen is a socially and environmentally responsive structure that adapts to the densities of bodies, heat, and sunlight. A lightweight knitted fabric of responsive tubular structures and a canopy of cellular components employs recycled textiles, photo-luminescent and solar active yarns that absorb, collect, and deliver light."
Clay Non-Wovens develops a new approach for robotic fabrication, applying traditional craft methods and materials to a fundamentally technical and precise fabrication methodology. This paper includes new explorations in robotic fabrication, additive manufacturing, complex patterning, and techniques bound in the arts and crafts. Clay Non-Wovens seeks to develop a system of porous cladding panels, which negotiate circumstances of natural daylighting through parameters dealing with textile (woven and non-woven) patterning and line typologies. While additive manufacturing has been built predominantly on the basis of extrusion, technological developments in the field of 3D Printing seldom acknowledge the bead or line of such extrusions as more than a nuisance. Blurring of recognizable layers is often seen as progress, but it does away with visible traces of a fabrication process. Historically, however, construction methods in architecture and the building industry have celebrated traces of making ranging from stone cutting to log construction. With growing interest in digital craft within the fields of architecture and design, we seek to reconcile our relationship with the extruded bead and re-interpret it as a fiber and three-dimensional drawing tool. The traditional clay coil is to be reconsidered as a structural fiber rather than a tool for solid construction. In order to build upon this body of robotically fabricated clay structures, three distinct but connected challenges existed: 1. Construction of a simple end effector for extrusion; 2. Development of a clay body and; 3. Using computational design tools to develop formwork and toolpath geometries.
A project by David Rosenwasser and Sonya Mantell. Studio course led by Jenny Sabin at Cornell University AAP.
A project by Jenny Sabin Studio
Involvement : Development of initial prototypes and assembly.
"Mathematically generated and inspired by cellular networks, the PolyThread installation is a freestanding inhabitable form featuring knitted lightweight, high-performing, formfitting and adaptive materials. The digitally knitted fabric structure is held in tension with freestanding integrated fiberglass tubing. An inner structure of textile-based whole-garment knit elements absorbs, collects and delivers light as the materials react to variegated light sources and the presence of people through embedded shadows."
Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for "Beauty-Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial", 2016. Currently exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Art.
Designed by Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio Team
A project by Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University
Involvement : Schematic design, prototyping, fabrication, and full-scale production.
"As part of two NSF funded projects in the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University, eSkin and KATS (Cutting and Pasting - Kirigami in Architecture, Technology, and Science), ColorFolds is one product of ongoing trans-disciplinary research spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture."
Principal Investigator: Jenny E. Sabin Design Research Team: Martin Miller, Daniel Cellucci & Andrew Moorman, Giffen Ott, Max Vanatta, David Rosenwasser, Jessica Jiang, Andrew Lucia.
A project by Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University
Involvement : Production and fabrication of prototypes and development of material research.
"PolyBrick showcases the next steps in the integration of complex phenomena towards the design, production, and digital fabrication of ceramic form in the design arts and architecture."
Originally on display at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design as part of the exhibition, “Data Clay: Digital Strategies For Parsing The Earth”. Displayed at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in 2016 as part of “Beauty – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial." Featured in 2017 at Centre Pompidou in Paris.