2011 – SCALE System

The SCALE (Self Constructing Auxiliary Living Environment) System is the outcome of my thesis project for the Parsons MFA Design and Technology program.
In an attempt to accelerate the construction of proper living spaces for disaster victims by eliminating the qualified labor factor, this project explores the possibility of using flat-packed, solid panel housing modules and a robot that assembles them. The robot can navigate through a predetermined work area with the help of an overhead camera and an external computer, and deploy housing modules wherever they are needed to set up a refugee camp fit for human needs in a matter of hours instead of days.
For a step by step project development log, please visit thesis.ruedamanuel.com