August 11, 2020 Fujan Fahmi

Summer 2020, ETH Zurich

This video documentation demonstrates our latest research in on-site and mobile digital fabrication with found materials. The embankment prototype in natural granular material was achieved using state of the art design and construction processes in mapping, modelling, planning and control. The entire process of building the embankment was fully autonomous using HEAP (Hydraulic Excavator for Autonomous Purposes). An operator was only present in the cabin for safety purposes. A publication on this experiment is forthcoming.

For more information see:

Ilmar Hurkxkens, Chair of Landscape Architecture, Prof. Christophe Girot, ETH Zurich.
Dominic Jud, Robotic Systems Lab, Prof. Marco Hutter, ETH Zurich.
NCCR Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich.

This work was supported in part by MOOG Inc, Leica Geosystems, armasuisse Science and Technology, Landscape Visualization and Modelling Lab (LVML).