Landesbeirat Holz BW Prize #1

June 7, 2023 / Award

For ITECH Thesis Project “[Design For] Robotic Assembly” of Anastasia Malafey, Ekin Sila Sahin, Anand Shah

ITECH graduates Anastasia Malafey, Ekin Sila Sahin, Anand Shah (2021) received the Landesbeirat Holz BW Prize for their ITECH M.Sc. Thesis.

The Landesbeirat Holz BW Prize is awarded on an annual basis to exceptional graduates from universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The prize is aimed at encouraging a construction culture that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable, placing particular emphasis on the use of raw and processed wood. Its objective is to recognize and promote future-proof building practices that contribute to a more climate-conscious approach in the industry. This year’s topic focuses on the innovative use of wood, climate, recyclability, and timber construction.

In their thesis project, Anastasia, Ekin, and Anand introduced a concept called "[Design For] Robotic Assembly." Their proposal involved developing an assembly system for modular timber structures that incorporated a robotic on-site fastening strategy. The methodology emphasized a structurally-optimized design specifically tailored for efficient assembly.

Please find more information on the “[Design For] Robotic Assembly” project here.

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