Post-industrial robotics: exploring informed architectures in the post-digital era

Angelo Figliola


The prototypes, made in collaboration with industrial partners, represent the results of transdisciplinary experiments in which environmental, structural and material performances inform the computational process and the robotics manufacturing. Fusta Robotica, is the result of a tectonic exploration deriving from the use of non-engineered material, Digital Urban Orchard is the formal expression of a complex functional program arising from the relationship amongst form (shape), function and context. The analysis of processes, in addition to the definition of the limits and potentialities of the design approach, opens the debate on the role of technological experimentation in the post-digital era, characterized by the process information that includes digital computation, materials and fabrication.


post-digitale era; mass customization; performance; data-informed design; robotic fabrication

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