Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) has recently planned to build a Robot Science Museum in Seoul with the help of drones and robots. The building has a curved metal facade. The Government of the Korean Capital has ordered to educate the general people about robotic technology and robots. These robots will also mould, weld, assemble and polish some parts of the building – while they will also be used for 3D printing on the museum’s surrounding concrete landscape.
On the other hand, the mapping and site inspection of the project will be done by drones. They will also control the robotic construction vehicles.
With this initiative of using robots to construct a museum showcasing robotic technology, MAA aims to display the power of robotics even before the museum is thrown open for public.
According to the founder of MAA, Melike Altinisik: "[It] is not only going to exhibit robots but actually from the design, manufacturing to construction and services robots will be in charge,". "In other words, the Robot Science Museum will start its first exhibition with its own construction by robots on site,” he adds. He also said that constructing facade for Robot Science Museum using robots will save a lot of time and money.
The construction exhibition work will start in 2020 and the museum will be made open for all by the year 2022. It is known that the Robot Science Museum is being built as a part of the renovation of the Chang-dong area of Seoul.
Many architects across the world are enticed by the potential of robot-assisted design and construction methods and are experimenting to include in their projects. A conference centre in Shanghai was built by Archi-Union Architects in just 100 days using robotic construction. Similarly, MIT Neri Oxman and team came up with a robot swarm that quickly constructs high-power tubular structures by intertwining fibreglass filaments around themselves.