ICD Research Talks: Designing[with]Machines

December 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. (CET)

Maria Yablonina – Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Time: December 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
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We are happy to invite you to the next ICD Talks - Designing[with]Machines:  Task- and Site-Specific Robotic Teams for Architectural In-Situ Making - Maria Yablonina. The talk will serve as the public PhD lecture for Maria who has successfully defended her PhD!

Maria Yablonina’s dissertation explores an approach to the design of robotic fabrication systems and workflows wherein the hardware and the design parameters are treated as interdependent variables. This approach, titled Designing[with]Machines, offers an opportunity to develop robotic hardware and software systems from scratch, thus allowing to tailor them to fit the criteria of the design and fabrication processes. The proposed methodology includes simultaneous development of hardware, software, and architectural design parameters, which can be described as a seriesof interdependent relationships between the machine, the site, the material, and the designer. Within these relationships, the typically rigid technical parameter boundaries of robotic hardware become compliant and adjustable in response to the design criteria.

Maria Yablonina was a PhD researcher in IntCDC until she was appointed as associate professor at the University of Toronto in 2020.


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