Schedule



Workshops:  May 21-23, 2024
Conference:  May 24-25, 2024


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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


May 21 // Toronto Metropolitan University’s Design + Technology Lab at The Creative School

9.00 am-5.00 pm – Workshops


May 22 // Toronto Metropolitan University’s Design + Technology Lab at The Creative School

9.00 am-5.00 pm – Workshops 


May 23 // Toronto Metropolitan University’s Design + Technology Lab at The Creative School

9.00 am-5.00 pm – Workshops
1.00-4.00 pm – Robots in Architecture Association Special Session
4.00-5.00 pm – Conference registration in The Design + Technology Lab at TMU
5.00 pm – Robots in Architecture Welcome Remarks + Retrospective
5.30-7.00 pm – Pecha Kucha 


May 24 // Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

9.00 am – Welcome Remarks + Paper Session 1
10.30 am – Coffee Break
10.45 am – Workshop Presentations
12.15 pm – Lunch
1.15 pm – Paper Session 2
2.45 pm – Keynote: Brian Ringley (Boston Dynamics)
3.45 pm – Coffee Break
4.00 pm – Paper Session 3
5.15 pm – Keynote: Sougwen Chung (Artist) 


May 25 // Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

9.00 am – Welcome Remarks + Paper Session 4
10.45 am – Keynote: Yusuke Obuchi (Architect + University of Tokyo)
11.45 am – Lunch
12.45 pm – Paper Session 5
2.00 pm – Coffee Break
2.15 pm – Paper Session 6
3.30 pm – Coffee Break
3.45 pm – Keynote Panel
4.45 pm – KUKA Presentation + Award Ceremony
5.30 pm – Closing remarks + Conference dinner sponsored by RoboticPlus.AI


KEYNOTE LECTURES




Brian Ringleyx

Brian Ringley is a Principal Product Manager at Boston Dynamics where he leads digital twin product development, specifically industrial facility mapping to support enterprise asset management and anomaly detection for preventative maintenance. Before coming to Boston Dynamics, he was a Senior Construction Automation Researcher at WeWork and a Senior Associate on the Design Technology team at Woods Bagot. He has taught at Pratt Institute, the City University of New York, and the University of Cincinnati.

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Sougwen Chung

Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-Canadian artist and researcher considered a pioneer in human-machine collaboration – exploring the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding systems. Chung’s work MEMORY is part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and is the first AI Model to be collected by a major institution. Recently, Chung won TIME Magazine’s Impact Award 2024 and was named of their 100 Most Influential People in AI.

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Yusuke Obuchi

Yusuke Obuchi, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Tokyo, where he leads the Obuchi Laboratory and Advanced Design Research Lab, focusing on the future of construction and digital fabrication through human-machine collaboration. Yuseke’s career includes serving as co-director at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory and holding visiting professorships at Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Hong Kong. He co-developed the UAE Pavilion “Wetland” for the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, which was awarded the Golden Lion award.