We work at the interface of architecture, robotics and human-computer interaction for the advancement of a sustainable and resource-efficient digital building culture.

We are dedicated to the research and teaching of computer-aided design and robotic fabrication processes, which integrate material, structural, functional, and fabrication-related performance criteria into the early-stage design process. In our design-based research studios we aim to involve students in interdisciplinary thinking and provide the incentives for learning basic computational literacy in this field. We are particularly interested in using augmented reality technologies to investigate the potential of seamless communication and information exchange between humans and machines in digital fabrication processes.

The research group, led by Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Kathrin Dörfler, is based at TUM Department of Architecture and associated with the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering.