Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory
 
 

RCL'S CURRENT RESEARCH INVOLVES ARCHITECTURAL SCALE CONCRETE 3D PRINTING IN BOTH HORIZONTAL LAYER ASSEMBLIES AND A PROCESS CALLED "SUB-ADDITIVE 3D PRINTING".  FURTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS INVESTIGATE ROBOTIC WOOD AND TIMBER CONSTRUCTION USING IRREGULAR TREE GEOMETRIES. RCL SUPPORTS current RESEARCH THROUGH TEACHING ACTIVITIES AT THE CORNELL DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE IN BOTH THE GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS. RCL WORKS WITH VARIOUS SPONSORS IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY, REGIONALLY, NATIONALLY, AND INTERNATIONALLY.

 
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TO HELP DISSEMINATE IDEAS AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO OTHERWISE EXPENSIVE FULL-SCALE FABRICATION EQUIPMENT, RCL DEVELOPED TWO LARGE-SCALE OPEN-SOURCE FABRICATION SYSTEMS: A THREE AXIS GANTRY 3D PRINTER CALLED "DAEDALUS" AND A RE-COMMISSIONED KUKA KR200/2 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC ARM CALLED "DIONYSUS". INFORMATION ON BOTH SYSTEMS IS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE.

 
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The Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) is an interdisciplinary group and its existence is the result of an incredible team effort. We do research at the intersection of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, robotics, materials science, and architecture. RCL is excited about working with student researchers across Cornell University. Send in your application today!

RCL works with industry partners and collaborates across disciplines at Cornell. We welcome new joint research collaborations with academia and industry. 

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