The construction industry is experiencing a remarkable transformation, with innovative technologies and sustainable practices reshaping the way we build. At the forefront of this revolution stands Better Factory’s KTE team Mycelium Ecological Cobot Crafting (MICOCRAFT), spearheaded by SME Rongo Design, artist Sebastien Wierinck from ONSITE STUDIO and technology provider SPE Global Solutions. MICOCRAFT recently made waves at the 32nd edition of BUDMA, Central Europe’s premier construction industry event held in Poland.

MICOCRAFT: Redefining Construction with Mycelium and Human-Robot Collaboration

Mycelium, a naturally grown material, is gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional construction materials. With its remarkable properties including natural adhesion, water resistance, and biodegradability, mycelium presents a promising avenue for eco-friendly building solutions. Rongo Design, with its expertise in mycelium-based products, is leading the MICOCRAFT experiment to explore the potential of mycelium in construction further.

The MICOCRAFT experiment takes innovation a step further by integrating robotics into the construction process. Collaborating with artist Sebastien Wierinck from ONSITE STUDIO and technology provider SPE Global Solutions, MICOCRAFT aims to push the boundaries of what’s possible with mycelium. By employing a collaborative robot programmed with mimicking software, the project seeks to create intricate forms and structures inspired by nature, thus marrying artistry with cutting-edge technology.

MICOCRAFT isn’t just about experimentation; it’s about driving tangible change in the construction industry. By harnessing the power of mycelium and robotic collaboration, the project anticipates significant environmental benefits, including reduced CO2 emissions, minimal manufacturing footprint, and enhanced product durability. Furthermore, MICOCRAFT emphasizes the importance of recycling and extending the lifespan of construction materials, aligning with the principles of sustainable development.

MICOCRAFT at BUDMA 2024: Showcasing Innovation

The team behind MICOCRAFT made a significant impact at BUDMA 2024, where they showcased their groundbreaking work to industry professionals, architects, contractors, and investors.

In addition to presenting their achievements, the team led a comprehensive discussion on the Better Factory project, highlighting its activities and the transformative potential it holds for the construction sector.

By harnessing the power of mycelium and robotics, the project exemplifies the potential for collaboration between nature, art, and technology to revolutionize how we build. As we reflect on the achievements of MICOCRAFT, we are reminded of the endless possibilities that lie ahead in shaping a more sustainable and resilient built environment.

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