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The physical environment made interactive and adaptive by embedded robotic systems has great promise to support and augment us as we roam, explore, create, interconnect, and age. Led by Keith Evan Green, the ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB at Cornell University develops interactive, meticulous, robotic environments. Established in 2005, the ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB recognizes the built environment, from furniture to the metropolis, as a next frontier of robotics and design.

The ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB is home to trans-disciplinary research teams addressing problems and opportunities of an increasingly cyber-physical society. We strive to design artifacts that cultivate interactions across living things and their surroundings to make techno(eco)logical systems. In so doing, we develop new vocabularies of design and new, complex realms of understanding towards novel, computational and bio-centric design propositions.

The ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB focuses its efforts on healthcare, creativity and learning, working life, autonomous and space transport, community and civic life, disaster relief, and mass urbanization. In designing for these applications, the lab dedicates itself to understanding human populations sometimes overlooked by designers: children, elders, under served communities, and individuals suffering from illness, disabilities and the challenges of dis/relocation.