Tom Shaked

Tom Shaked is a PhD student in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research extends existing knowledge in digital manufacturing, seeking to integrate sensory data and manual capabilities into architectural production using industrial robots as a platform. Additionally, he explores historical craft techniques and adapts them to better suit the current requirements of the architectural industry. By doing so, Tom examines the status of the architectural artefact when it is transferred onto the machine, examining the nature of architectural operations and tools in the age of robotics. By developing computational tools for integrating sensory data and manual capabilities into architectural production, Tom hopes to bridge the gap between the machine and the human hand.