Andres Roncal, BArch ’22
School of Architecture, Undergraduate Architecture
Machine Empiricism aims to create a robotic and autonomous system in hard-to-access sites affected by natural disasters in order to assess site conditions and build temporary infrastructure with in-situ materials.
Terraforming of the existing infrastructure to retain the mountains and coupling to design the site so the mudslides don’t happen as the site is being worked on with the use of ground anchors. The interventions will integrate the use of small hubs for the housing of basic necessities of the closes village around the affected area (medics housing, food storage, military/police presence).