MaCT Robotic City Seminar – Final Presentations
Last Tuesday the students of the Master in City & Technology presented to a jury chaired by Winy Maas the final outputs of the Robotic City Seminar. The Why Factory Teacher and Researcher Adrien Ravon, IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou, Academic Coordinator Mathilde Marengo, Robotic and Fabrication Expert Alexandre Dubor and Master Coordinator Marco Ingrassia could reviewed the work of the students, revolving around robotics and its impact on the city.
From smart cities to biotechnologies, how to map the evolution and advances of robotic technologies? How to get an overview of the current and future technological innovations? What are the implications of robotisation on the build environment?
This quarterly seminar has been structured on the scenario-based methodology of The Why Factory, the think-tank led by MVRDV co-founding director Winy Maas, which explores the possibilities for the future development of our cities, focusing on the production of models and visualizations.
During a five-day workshop associated with the seminar, students from the TU Delft joined the MaCT group to work together on the development of thirty future scenarios and visions of cities exploring the potentials and spatial implications of the Robotic City. This workshop session has been the base of the further analyses carried on by MaCT students, who developed an extended Catalog of Applications, aiming to visualize the influence of robotics in existing typologies.
During the final review students engaged a fruitful discussion about the state of the art of automation and robotics, trying to figure out how future technologies will contribute to shape our cities and change the way we inhabit them. All the materials produced during the seminar will be featured in the Why Factory’s long-term publication project about the Robotic City.
The Master in City & Technology focusses on the needs for the habitability of the 21st century cities and the significant role of technology for the formation of the new urban environments.
IAAC proposes this new Master program oriented in training professionals that City Government Administrations, the Industry and Communities need in order to develop projects for the transformation of the cities.