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Ai Build unveils Daedalus Pavilion - 3D printed by robots using Artificial Intelligence

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Sept. 29, 2016 - TelAve -- London-based startup Ai Build presented "Daedalus Pavilion", a 3D printed architectural installation built by robots, as part of the GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam. Ai Build teamed up with Arup Engineers for this project to showcase how the future of construction will be transformed by robotics and artificial intelligence.

Daedalus Pavilion measures 5m wide x 5m deep x 4.5m high, and it consists of 48 pieces that are 3D printed using a KUKA industrial robot. All pieces were 3D printed within 3 weeks, using 160 kg of biodegradable filament material supplied by the Dutch manufacturer, Formfutura.

Ai Build made use of NVIDIA GPUs for running a combination of computer vision and deep learning algorithms to increase the speed and accuracy of large scale 3D printing. Jack Watts, NVIDIA's Deep Learning Start-up Business Manager for Northern Europe, said: "We're tremendously excited to premiere "Daedalus Pavilion" at our first GTC in Europe. This collaboration between Ai Build and Arup is a strikingly tangible taste of how even established industries like construction will be transformed by artificial intelligence."

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James Griffith and Henry Unterreiner of Arup commented on their collaboration with Ai Build: "The Daedalus Pavilion has been an incredible opportunity for Arup to collaborate with a promising start-up, AI Build. Our structural engineering expertise, combined with the latest large scale 3D printing technology, has enabled us to create an elegant and structurally efficient form with an optimized distribution of material. Digital manufacturing is becoming increasingly common in the construction industry. Arup is committed to help lead innovation in this area: using our expertise to aid the development of new technologies; ensuring benefits are seen by both the industry and by clients; and promoting the environmental benefits that digital fabrication could provide."

Following the conference, the pavilion will be dismantled and returned to London for future events to showcase the future of construction.

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Notes to Editors:

About Ai Build:

Ai Build is a London-based company aiming to transform the construction industry with the use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. To achieve this, Ai Build has developed a large scale 3D printing technology using industrial robots and machine learning software that enables complex architectural forms to be produced in short lead times and at low cost. Ai Build's on-demand manufacturing service enables architects and engineers to design increasingly unique buildings, and contractors to speed up production, while reducing both costs and waste material.

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http://www.ai-build.com

About Arup:

Arup is an independent, global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. The depth of expertise and sheer numbers of specialists allow Arup to take on complex, strategic projects that no other firm could deliver.

Media Contact
Ai Build Press Office
press@ai-build.com


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