Augmented Brickwork, 2019 @ GKR, ETH Zurich

This research proposes to use augmented reality technologies to enable skilled brick layers to construct complex brickwork on the construction site. The brick layers are equipped with an object-based visual-inertial tracking system - a handhold camera and a visualization platform. Instead of using strings and physical templates, a custom-made user interface  allows them to follow stepwise instructions to position each brick as defined in the design. 

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Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Kathrin Dörfler, Daniela Mitterberger, Foteini Salveridou, Fernando Cena, Timothy Sandy, Lukas Stadlmann, Lefteris Kotsonis
Selected experts: Tobias Bonwetsch, ROB Technologies

Portfolio  ©  Kathrin Dörfler 2019