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Layered subsumption in intelligent material building systems

Stig Anton Nielsen (Institutionen för arkitektur) ; Alexandru Dancu (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers))
TEI'14, Feb 16 { Feb 19, 2014, Munich, Germany. (2014)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The paper investigates how robust layered subsumption is acting both digitally and through functionality embodied in the material of a building system of architecture. We describe a building system with embedded computational control over the building process, with the purpose of arguing how layered subsumption exists seamlessly shared between the digital, and the physical material of the system. Roboticist Rodney A. Brooks argues, subsumption being a robust digital control system for artificial intelligence when being in interaction with the real world. If a system using layered subsumption is able to modify its entire environment, we argue, that subsumption must be found embedded within the morphology and material of the environment.

Nyckelord: Artificial intelligence, Architecture, AI, embodied

An adaptive, self-adjusting building system from architectural research is discussed throughout the paper. This building system grows two clusters from the ground up, using cardboard elements as building blocks. Under the initial start element, three pressure sensors are used to sense and balance the weight distribution of the clusters. Light and airflow sensors are in addition to the pressure sensors used for guiding the growth of the clusters. As the presence of the structure interferes with the sensors, the system in turn attempts to guide the growth of the cluster, so there is a feedback steering the growth process. This guidance is done through projecting colors onto the cluster. Notions from artificial intelligence and architectural thinking are used for understanding the detailed interaction between the environment, the digital model, the user and most important the morphology and material of the physical building system.

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Institutionen för arkitektur (2005-2017)
Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers) (2003-2017)


Data- och systemvetenskap
Datorseende och robotik (autonoma system)

Chalmers infrastruktur

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