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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar Series

    Fri, Sep 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC

    Talk Title: Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting -“ Future Impacts on Earth and Beyond

    Abstract: The nature of construction has remained intensely manual throughout recorded history. Unlike in
    manufacturing, the growth of automation in construction has been slow. A promising new automation approach
    is construction scale 3D printing, which has been pioneered by the speaker with the invention of Contour
    Crafting, a hybrid technology combining concrete 3D printing and a variety of robotics fabrication and
    assembly tasks with the aim of automating the entire construction activity. The technology also has astounding
    environmental and energy impact potentials. The entry level implication is especially profound for emergency
    shelter construction and low-income housing. Exploring possible applications of CC in building on other
    planets has also been pursued by the speaker through several projects supported by NASA. This new mode of
    construction will be one of the very few feasible approaches for building using insitu material on planets such
    as the Moon and Mars, which are being targeted for human colonization before the end of the century.

    Biography: Behrokh Berok Khoshnevis has numerous inventions and over 100 US
    and international patents as well as nearly 200 refereed technical publications. He is a
    member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the National Academy of
    Inventors inductee, a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Fellow of the
    Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, a Fellow of the Society for Computer
    Simulation and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Fellow. Because of his Contour
    Crafting invention he received the 2014 Grand Prize among 1000 plus globally competing
    technologies in the Create the Future design contest which was organized by NASA.
    Contour Crafting was selected earlier as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000
    candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National
    Inventors Hall of Fame. The technology has been exhibited in numerous science and technology and art
    museums around the world.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5cq1y3BQi-Gs1nQGCREkQ

    Webcast: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5cq1y3BQi-Gs1nQGCREkQ

    Location: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5cq1y3BQi-Gs1nQGCREkQ

    WebCast Link: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5cq1y3BQi-Gs1nQGCREkQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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