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Architecture meets Robotics | Interactive Hotels – Customizable Experiences | 28-30 april 2015, Ariel, Israel

The Transformable Intelligent Environments Laboratory (TIE LAB) of TUC and Paslin Laboratory for Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles of the Ariel University, organize International Symposium on "Architecture meets Robotics". The symposium  includes a design marathon, guest lectures and discussions between teachers and students. The design marathon will focus on continuous team work to integrate robotics in solving distinct and well-defined architectural design problems. Each team will consist of local and guest students and will be guided by instructors from the Ariel University School of Architecture as well as by the guest lecturers.     

Guest Lecturers are: 

Prof. Architect Dr. Konstantinos Alketas Oungrinis | School of Architecture University of Crete

Prof. Zvi Shiller | Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Ariel University

Marathon Theme:

Interactive Hotels – Customizable Experiences 

Design and operation of interactive architectural spaces in hotels, ranging from intelligent hotel rooms to adaptive facades. The Workshop will focus on the following five distinct hotel elements:

1.Rooms and Suites 

2.Entrance and Lobby areas

3.Conference Halls and Ballrooms

4.Facades and the building Envelope

5.Exterior Spaces, Pool, Bars and Restaurants



The Workshop will involve presentations and discussions on most of the following topics that affect the creation of automated, customizable, non-intrusive environments for hotel visitors-turn-to-inhabitants, directly or indirectly: 

1.Experiential Design

2.Activity-based Design

3.Data-driven Design


5.Mediterranean Culture

6.Habitation/The notion of “Home”/Dwellings


8.Social Bias and Aesthetics

9.Human-Computer Interface

10.Cyber-Physical Objects/Environments


12.Human-Computer coexistence


14.Quantified Self – Quantified Space

15.Spatial Awareness/Communication with space

16.Spatial Augmented Reality

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