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Philippe Fleischmann

CSALT Collaborator

Since 2016, Philippe has been a member of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, Switzerland's initiative to lead the development and integration of digital technologies in the fields of architecture and construction. At ETH Zürich, he serves as the Head of Industrial Robotics and Automation in the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory and supports the development of innovative processes and technologies through his collaboration with and contribution to various research teams and projects.

CSALT hosted Philippe at Carleton University for his sabbatical, joining the team from June 1st to September 9th, 2023. At the lab, he shared his extensive knowledge gained from his time in the automation industry and researching at ETH Zürich.

In addition to assisting with various projects in the Robotic Fabrication Lab, such as Semiramis, Concrete Choreography, and DFAB House, he leads the development of COMPAS_RRC, a software package developed to control ABB industrial robots. COMPAS_RRC contributes to the open-source Python based COMPAS framework, which was supported by the NCCR Digital Fabrication initiative and developed by Block Research Group for computation in architecture, structure, and digital fabrication.

With the philosophy of COMPAS (don’t repeat yourself or others, share your work, and collaborate), Philippe helped the CSALT team implement their first ABB collaborative robots and developed three example processes: 2D drawing, tower stacking, and wall building, which will be used as templates for future teaching aids.

Philippe Fleischmann
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