MARS Habitation Project at FAB FEST’17

Difford, R.J. and Dall'Igna, M. 2017. MARS Habitation Project at FAB FEST’17. University of Westminster 06 - 09 Jul 2017

CreatorsDifford, R.J. and Dall'Igna, M.
Description

For some time Foster + Partners Architects have been working with the European Space Agency to develop 3D printable habitation concepts for deployment on the Moon. They have also been participating in an ongoing NASA-backed competition to propose habitation methods that could be used on Mars.

Working closely with Foster + Partners and the University of Westminster department of Computer Science and Engineering, Richard Difford and Miriam Dall’Igna from the department of Architecture led a team of students to develop an installation for FAB FEST’17 ( http://fabfest.london/mars-project/ ). The installation was designed to be fabricated entirely from cardboard and to provide an artificial environment within which prototype autonomous robots could be trained to navigate - simulating the path-finding required for robots to build the conditions for human habitation on Mars.

Date2017
Keywordsfabrication
Web address (URL)http://fabfest.london/mars-project/

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