Prof. Dr. Kathrin Dörfler
Academic Career and Research Areas
At the interface between architecture and robotics, Prof. Dr. Dörfler (* 1983) researches digital design and robot-supported construction processes in architecture and their synthesis in new technologies. She is particularly interested in exploring the architectural implications of mobile robotics and augmented reality technologies for additive manufacturing in construction and researching methods for their implementation.
In 2019, Prof. Dr. Dörfler joined TU Munich as a Tenure Track Professor to establish a research group for Digital Fabrication at the Department of Architecture and the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering. Before, she was a doctoral student (since 2013) and postdoc (since 2018) at Gramazio Kohler Research at the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture from TU Vienna (2012) and a PhD degree from ETH Zurich (2018).
Key Publications (all publications)
Atanasova, Lidia, D. Mitterberger, T. Sandy, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, K. Dörfler. "Prototype as Artefact: Open-Ended Collaborative Assembly Processes", ACADIA 2020 Distributed Proximities, 2021 (Status: forthcoming).Abstract
Mitterberger, Daniela, K. Dörfler, T. Sandy, F. Salveridou, M. Hutter, F. Gramazio, and M. Kohler. “Augmented Bricklaying: Human–machine interaction for in situ assembly of complex brickwork using object-aware augmented reality.” Construction Robotics Springer Journals, 2020, Volume 4, Issue 3–4, pp 151–61.Abstract
Dörfler, Kathrin.; N. Hack, T. Sandy, M. Giftthaler, M. Lussi, J. Buchli, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, “Mobile robotic fabrication beyond factory conditions: Case study Mesh Mould wall of the DFAB HOUSE”, Construction Robotics Springer Journals, 2019, Volume 3, Issue 1–4, pp 53–67.Abstract
Dörfler, Kathrin; T. Sandy, M. Giftthaler, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, J. Buchli “Mobile Robotic Brickwork: Automation of a Discrete Robotic Fabrication Process Using an Autonomous Mobile Robot.”, Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design, Sydney, 2016, pp 204-217.Abstract
Dörfler, Kathrin; S. Ernst, L. Piskorec, J. Willmann, V. Helm, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, “Remote Material Deposition: Exploration of Reciprocal Digital and Material Computational Capacities”, What's the Matter? Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation, p.361 -377, Barcelona, 2014.Abstract