The project, called the DFAB House, was developed by researchers from ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in collaboration with industrial partners and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR). According to ETH Zurich, the aim of digital technologies is not only to make planning and construction more efficient, but also more sustainable. In the DFAB House, the digitally planned floor slab is structurally optimized in such a way that considerable amounts of material can be saved compared to a conventional concrete slab. The three-story, 2,153 square foot smart house was developed by eight ETH Zurich professors who used innovative digital building techniques and programmed robots to perform various aspects of fabrication and assembly.
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