Internationally-renowned architect, roboticist and software engineer, and founder of HAL Robotics, Thibault Schwartz will be visiting Bond University this week to share his latest research findings with the audience.

A leader in collaborative robotics, Thibault Schwartz has, since 2011, participated in the creation of a dozen architectural robotics laboratories in Europe and the UK, and has been sharing the knowledge gained from these experiments in international events such as Advances in Architectural Geometry and Rob|Arch, and at several European schools of architecture and design including the Ecole Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (Paris), die Angewandte (Wien) and the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture (London).

Thibault will be sharing the latest developments in the fast-paced world of industrial robotics at a public lecture at the iconic Abedian School of Architecture building on Thursday March 10, as part of the University’s high-profile 2016 Architecture Lecture Series.

Thibault will also be collaborating with the staff and students of the Abedian School of Architecture during his visit to the University. Leading industrial robot manufacturer, ABB has loaned a YuMi robot to Bond to experiment collaboratively with the University’s two existing IRB 1200 robots, ahead of the visit.

According to Assistant Professor Jonathan Nelson of the Abedian School of Architecture, Thibault is a pioneer in the world of robotic technologies and applications, and has been working with their staff and students over the past two years on a project that pushes the boundaries of intelligent, collaborative, interactive robotics.

In addition to exploring new and different ways for multiple robots to not just work together intelligently on tasks, but react to one another based on sensors and voice commands, the team is also experimenting with a whole new breed of robots that are touch sensitive and intelligent and have problem-solving capabilities.

Following his visit to Bond, Thibault and his colleagues from HAL Robotics will join Assistant Professor Chris Knapp and Assistant Professor Jonathan Nelson from the Abedian School of Architecture in Sydney for the Rob|Arch2016 conference.

The HAL Robotics/Bond University team will be hosting a hands-on robot workshop on collaborative robotics workflows at the Conference, and sharing their learnings from the robots’ most recent experimental collaboration at Bond University.

The Thibault Schwartz guest lecture will be held at Bond University from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Thursday 10 March 2016.