Robots that Build – The Extension of Man

Symposium and Exhibition at TU/e Eindhoven


On Thursday October 20. Oliver Tessmann will present the installation Animate Concrete and other DDU research projects at the Robots that Build – The Extension of Man symposium and exhibition at the TU/e Eindhoven.

The show will feature large-scale models and prototypes that use robots in innovative and experimental ways in architecture and design. It is about the cooperation of man and machine, sustainable and circular materials and the potentials of digital fabrication. The exhibits showcase the versatile use of robotic fabrication through the application of various materials and techniques such as additive manufacturing, robotic weaving, casting and roto-molding. Materials range from concrete, steel and ceramics to wood, recycled plastic, clay, basketry and acrylic resin polymer. The exhibition will be held in the Plaza, Vertigo Building on the TU/e campus, TU EINDHOVEN Department of the Built Environment.

Robots that Build Symposium:
October 20-21
8.45 AM – 5.30 PM


Robots that Build Exhibition:
October 20. – November 14.
Opening: 20. October 5.30 PM
Plaza, Vertigo Building auf dem TU/e-Campus

Project team

Digital Design Unit (DDU), Prof. Dr.-Ing., Oliver Tessmann, Samim Mehdizadeh M.Sc., Technische Universität Darmstadt

Ashkan Afsharian, Johana Kasperowitsch, tanzpol
Samim Mehdizadeh

Johanna Kasperowitsch, Susanne Grau

Scientific development and project management
Samim Mehdizadeh M.Sc.

Robotic fabrication
Danial Ahmad, Mirko Dutschke, Jingwei Fang, Bingqun Liu, Joshua Schäfer, Luke Schüßler, Daniel Schinkels, Malcolm Unger, Leon Witschorke

Design team
Nesrin Asma, Bingqun Liu, Aleyna Yanar, Ye Hong, Luke Schüßler, Daniel Schinkels, Kai Shima, Robin Wehrle, Jasmin Tietianiec, Malcolm Unger, Mashal Maria Hashimi, Jingwei Fang, Yishu Dai, Joshua Schäfer, Mirko Dutschke, Cristina Maria Calin, Sara Elif Yildiz, Tong Lee, Leonie Konz