Workshop #1 – Ways of Robust Automation

Chairs

Prof. Dr. Thomas Berker (NTNU)
https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/thomas.berker Thomas Berker* is professor in Science and Technology Studies at NTNU’s Centre for Technology and Society. Originally trained as sociologist, his career as researcher started with studies of technology end-use, and has from there moved to questions of technology design and participation. More recently he has become fascinated by infrastructures, small and large: what they “do”, how they change and can be changed. Much of his research during the last 15 years has been conducted in close collaboration with engineers and architects, often with a focus on sustainability and the built environment. His preferred methodological approach is qualitative and participative and theoretical tools he found particularly useful in his work are symbolic interactionism, actor-network theory and social practice theory.
Prof. Dr. Cordula Kropp (Uni Stuttgart)
www.sowi.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/team/Kropp/ Cordula Kropp holds the Chair of Sociology of Environment and Technology and is Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS). Cordula is an expert in science-technology-studies and is interested in the continuous reconfiguration of sociotechnical arrangements: What are the implications of data, computers, infrastructures and machines communicating more than the workers do? And what scope for co-design can social actors open up in order to shape the socio-technical constellations of the future in a socially just and ecologically sustainable way?
Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer (FAU)
www.sabine-pfeiffer.de Sabine Pfeiffer is professor for Sociology (Technology – Labour – Society) at Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT) of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. As a sociologist of work her research focus lies within the field of the digitalization of work and labour. She has been conducting more than 30 research projects focusing on the role of human labour for and within technological change, doing research within different industries (e.g. manufacturing, automotive, software engineering). Sabine Pfeiffer is member of the scientific board of the German research platform „Industrie 4.0“ and speaker of the DFG Priority Program 2267 „Digitalisation of Working Worlds”.

Workshop #1 – Ways of Robust Automation

Many hope that further automation of manufacturing, prefabrication, construction, and assembly will relieve the burden on employees, counter the shortage of skilled labor and increase productivity. At the same time, many questions remain to be clarified: What are the organizational requirements, necessary competencies, suitable interfaces to fulfill these hopes? How can robust and trustworthy systems be designed that sustainably provide secure and safe functions? Which formats of human, machine and hybrid control stand the test of time? And how do they have to be created in order to enable job satisfaction and to promote learning? In the autumn school, we explore these questions from different perspectives and invite PhD students to present research use cases, exchange observations, and jointly deepen theoretical, methodological, and empirical findings.


Workshops overview Return

11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
lcrl waiblingen
Robotics

Extend the knowledge and introduce novel approaches of human-robot collaboration and workflow management with several humans and machines in the prefabrication environment.

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
lcrl waiblingen
Interface architecture / informatics

Creation of 3D printed ceramic objects designed via manipulation of 3D pointclouds encoded as 2D images.

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
campus city centre, Geschwister Scholl Straße 24, room M24.01
Concrete design

Design of lightweight RC structures using material-biased optimization techniques and their practical implementation

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
campus city centre, K1, room 9.06
Carbon concrete structures

The workshop’s objective is to give an overview of an interdisciplinary process of inspiration for novel concrete structures reinforced with carbon (textiles).

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
lcrl waiblingen
Manufacturing

In this workshop we aim to experimentally explore whether the deployment of mobile robots on building sites could be utilized for retrofitting, customized renovation, or repair by applying in situ extrusion 3D printing technology.

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
Breitscheidstraße Hörsaalprovisorium room M2.02
CRC 1244 results about adaptive skins and structures.

The Conference „Adaptive Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow“ provides insights into the works of the Collaborative Research Centre 1244 with a focus on the world’s first adaptive high-rise building!

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
campus city centre, K1, room 3.02
Computation

Introduction to the COMAPS computational framework, basic installation, set-up, orientation and skills building. Overview of COMAS Extensions

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11.10.2022 – 9:00 am to 06:00 pm,
campus city centre, K1, room 6.04 – 6.07
Machine Learning

The workshop’s objective is to find matching points between participants’ ongoing research, to explore ML methods that can solve integrative computational design and construction challenges, and to increase the synergy between students from different disciplines.

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