Asbjørn Søndergaard and Jelle Feringa are founding partners in Odico Formwork Robotics, a technology enterprise dedicated to large scale architectural robotic formwork fabrication. Founded in 2012 in a joining of research trajectories following the Fabricate 2011 conference, Odico Formwork Robotics brings together their expertise in related fields of architectural research and practice.
Asbjørn Søndergaard is co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Odico, where he heads the industrial research and development within the same. This work entail several high-profile research efforts to develop novel fabrication technologies within the architectural construction, such as Robotic Hot-Blade cutting, Augmented Reality Interfaces for robotic Production programming; and automation of non-repetitive robotic manufacturing. A trained architect and research fellow at Aarhus School of Architecture, Asbjorns research synthesizes an interest in topology optimization and robotic fabrication as constitutive instruments of architectural design, an interest that is being investigated over several collaborations among others with Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich, and Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
Jelle Feringa is co-founder of Odico formwork robotics and EZCT Architecture and Design Research. While developing his PhD thesis at Hyperbody TU Delft, Jelle established a robotics lab at the RDM innovation dock, in the harbor of Rotterdam in 2011. This research formed the technological foundation for Odico formwork robotics. Jelle is CTO at Odico and developer off the offline robotics programming platform PyRAPID that lies at the heart of Odico’s operation. Since 2014, Odico has rolled out its fabrication technology and as such is in involved in the realization of several high-profile constructi