At the dawn of a new decade, CNN looks ahead at the structures set to shape our cities in the coming year. Opus Dubai, constructed through the technology of Odico, is listed by CNN Style as one of the most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020.
Less degeneration and increased productivity are among the gains of integrating robots to the construction sites. Robots does not obviate their human co-workers. With robots, we are facing a new vision for work, one in which humans work at higher levels of productivity, thanks to robots.
The Danish newspaper, Finans, ran an article about our collaboration with Bjarke Ingels and our common ambitions on revolutionizing the construction industry through robotics: "There is enormous potential in the technology. Both artistically, economically and sustainably", Bjarke Ingels states in the article.
The Danish news site, Politiken, Byrum, ran an article about the cooperation of Odico and Big, and it describes how we will develop a new technology, which will rethink the use of wood in the construction industry.
Odico has entered into collaborations with the Danish star architect Bjarke Ingels with the aim of revolutionizing the construction industry by increasing the use of robotics and wood in construction. In that connection, the Danish media company TV 2 Fyn visited Odico and produced a news feature and an article about our collaboration.
The Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, ran an article about Odicos collaboration with one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). "SOM looked into who was able to realize their digital constructions - and we were. It is crazy, that they are buying bricks of polystyrene in Odense, but they have to if they want to be first movers", Anders Bundsgaard, the CEO of Odico, explains.
Even though Odico is known for our groundbreaking robotic technologies it is our employees that matters: "The employees in this company are more important than the robots and the software we develop. I equally respect all of my employees, and I demand that even the smartest employees in the office respect those who drive the truck and vice versa", the CEO of Odico, Anders Bundsgaard tells the Danish, digital news media, OTOWN.
The Architect's Newspaper ran an article about Stereoform Slab and the sustainable potential of robotic fabrication in the construction industry. Chief Technology Officer of Odico, Asbjørn Søndergaard, is cited in the article, and he is describing how our technology has made it possible to realize more advanced, structural designs that save material through more intelligent use of material.
In collaboration with one of the world's largest and most influential architecture firms American Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Odico de demonstrates how it through robotic technology is possible to revolutionize the construction industry by reducing CO2 emissions in the construction of large-scale constructions.
The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial has opened this September with a range of new exhibitions and installations across the city. In that connection, ArchDaily has created a list of must-sees venues and Stereoform Slab is on that list.
Architecture practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have designed a concrete pavilion for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The concrete pavilion, Stereoform Slab, is a to-scale prototype of a future building system made using Odico's advanced robotic fabrication techniques.
ODICO'S CTO PRESENTS AT DAU-CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 19 the CTO of Odico, Asbjørn Søndergaard, where invited to the DAU-conference The robots are coming, where he gave an interesting presentation on the reasons why robots will revolutionize construction.
The CEO of Odico, Anders Bundsgaard, was interviewed by the Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, about how Odico follows its own path. At Odico, we have a vision of breaking with the conservative concrete blocks in the construction industry through the introduction of robotic technology.
For 10 weeks we had the pleasure of Jay Hesslink, who studies at MIT in Boston. For the past 10 weeks, he has helped with the developing of an app. Furthermore, his stay has created contact with one of the most important robotic areas in the United States.
The Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, has written an article about our work with/for the H.C. Andersen Festivals - a throne and paper cuttings designed by the Danish artist, Sonia Brandes, cut with our robot technology. The project was solved by our skilled engineering students, Frederikke and Mikkel, and in the article, you can find pictures of the results.
ODICO WELCOMES ODICO INDIA
Today, we are pleased to welcome five new colleagues, who are a part of our newly established development team Odico India in Bangalore.
The team consists of Ananya Dwivedi, Nandini Bandyopadhyay, Nishant Chandrashekhar, Sushil Sundaram, and Priyanka Mahajan. Ananya comes from a position as Software Engineer at SpanIdea Systems Pvt. Ltd. and she holds a Master's degree in Technology in Computer Science from JIIT. Nandini holds a Master's degree in Engineering in Artificial intelligence from Hyderabad University. Nishant comes from a position as Project Assistant at Applied Geometry and Mechanisms Lab at the Indian Institute of Science, and he holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS. Sushil holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering in Electronics from Mumbai University, and he comes from a position as Embedded System Developer at Eduvance Pvt. Ltd. Priyanka holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
The team will be a part of our software team and we look forward to putting their outstanding competences hard at work.
We are excited to announce that Odico is moving to new premises at Odense Habour on the 1st of July. We have been at our current location since 2012, and it is here that we have developed our revolutionary technologies. Due to our growth, we have outgrown our current facilities, and it is, therefore, essential for us to move.
Odico had the pleasure of a visit by a delegation from Singapore, representing various construction companies and government agencies. The purpose of the visit was to observe some of the latest robotic technologies used in the construction industry, and we illustrated how Odico can transform the global construction industry through the introduction of robotic manufacturing.
The headquarter of Kirk Kapital, Fjordenhus, designed by Olafur Eliasson is Odico's testpiece. Through Odico's robotic hot-wire cutting 4500 m2 of robot manufactured formworks were delivered and made it possible to build the iconic building.
An research paper outlining Odico's project Opticut, has been published in the scientific journal Construction Robotics. Opticut is the world's first topology-optimized concrete construction produced using robotic abrasive wire cutting, and the article presents the advanced method behind the project.
Thursday, April 11th Odico will be attending at Conferdation of Danish Industry's DI Byg conference 2019. Odico and several other companies will present various projects with the purpose of illustrating how it is possible to create a better business through digital and technological solutions.
Danish article about Sonnesgade 11 which has been nominated for the Sustainable Concrete Prize by Dansk Beton. Odico helped with the creation of the unique and characteristic concrete facade that has chams in it to make it look like a gigantic slab of crumbling marble.
The Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, brought this article about the great donation on DKK 100 million for robotics research at the University of Southern Denmark from the A.P. Møller Foundation, which also engenders excitement among robotic companies from Funen.
ROBOTIC SYSTEM CREATES AFFORDABLE, INNOVATIVE CONCRETE FORMWORK
The CTO of Odico, Asbjørn Søndergaard, was interviewed by the American magazine Civil Engineering, and the result was a 2 paged article. The article deals with Odico's robot technology and how this contributes to innovating formwork with our project Opticut as an example of this.
Asbjørn Søndergaard, CTO and co-founder of Odico attended as an invited critic at Architectural Association School of Architecture for the school's graduates at Design Research Laboratory. The school is one of the most famous architecture schools and other critics attending were Theodore Spyropoulos, Patrick Schumacher, Ross Lovegrove, and Shajay Bhooshan.
Asbjørn Søndergaard, CTO and co-founder of Odico, are invited to deliver a lecture at Institute of Structural Design at Technische Universität Braunschweig as a part of a series of lectures on digital tools.
An exciting podcast with one of the founders and CTO of Odico, Asbjørn Søndergaard. He talks about the thoughts behind Odico. He also talks about how Kirk Kapital was a gigantic challenge, but also how the project increased the demand for Odico's products. The Opticut project is also discussed in the podcast and Asbjørn talks about the potential for gigantic CO2 reduction by topology optimization.
The Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, ran a catchy article on everything from the stock exchange listing to the sale of the first Factory-On-The-Fly. The managing director, Anders Bundsgaard, also comments on the fluctuation in the prices on the Odico shares and his view on new technology in the construction industry.
Team Oikos from the world's leading architectural education Architectural Association School of Architecture in London collaborated with Odico on exploring the potential of the Factory-On-The-Fly. Check out the results in this amazing video.
ArchDaily, the world's most read site for architecture, ran this article about the ground-breaking collaboration between Aarhus Schol of Architecture, Odico, Hi-Con A/S, AARHUS TECT, TU Delft, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S, Brunsgaard A/S, Stillads & Materieludledning, Aarsleff and a number of operators from the Danish construction industry regarding the production of advanced constructions through Odico's robot technology.
Circular Economy is the future for the construction industry, but it remains far from mainstream. Six finalists in the Circular Construction Challenge – Rethink Waste, demonstrate what the future solutions for circular construction look like.
Odico has been selected as 1 of 6 finalists in the widely covered Circular Construction Challenge, initiated by the world's largest philanthropic fund, RealDania. This article in the Sustanian covers the event.
Today we have the pleasure to announce that all the key positions are filled. Since August 1, 2018, Odico has doubled the number of employees. We now have a dream team of the greatest international talents, and we are looking forward to continuing the development.
Erik Petersen is former CTO at Dan Robotics and has more than 31 years of leading experience in advanced industrial robotics. Through his career, Erik has been responsible for more than 400 robot installations in automotive and the manufacturing industries. We are delighted to welcome Erik to the team and look forward to putting his outstanding competences hard at work.
Odico is delighted to announce that our radical proposal for using robots in construction waste recycling has been selected as 1 of 6 finalists in the Circular Construction Challenge, initiated by the world's largest filantropic trust fund for architecture, RealDania.
We have the pleasure of announcing Lars Ellyt as new Chief Commercial Officer at Odico. Lars is joining Odico from a position as After Market Manager at Svendborg Brakes A/S. We look forward to working with Lars and bringing his talent in managing industrial sales to the Odico team.
The Danish newspaper, Fyens Stiftstidende, interviewed the CEO of Odico, Anders Bundsgaard, about the exciting time after the stock exchange listing. Odico has worked on putting a strong team together, who are working on the further development of Factory-On-The-Fly. Additionally, they talk about Odico's annual accounts and future prospects.
Bjarke Ingels Group is experimenting with a mobile robotic manufacturing platform that, thanks to a £3.9 million injection of public investment, could make its debut on construction sites next year. Factory-On-The-Fly is the brainchild of Danish tech firm Odico, a robotic system shipped inside a standard shipping container to custom-fabricate building elements with complex freeform shapes, including formwork, insulation, reinforcement or tiles.
Christian Henriksen joins Odico from a position as Chief Logistics Officer at concrete manufacturer Contiga-Tinglev. Christian holds a MSc of civil engineering, production technology from Aalborg University, building on top of his production education and employment as black smith at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. We welcome Christians unique set of competences in charging ahead Odico's formwork production.
Dorte Jensen joins Odico as chief financial officer. Dorte has 23 years of experience as a chief financial officer, and Dorte is joining Odico from a position as chief financial officer and head of administration at Diabetesforeningen. Dorte is relieving Lars Christiansen, who is continuing as mentor and member of the board for Odico.
Today we have the pleasure to announce that Narendrakrishnan Neythalath joins Odico as Chief Developer. He is going to be responsible for the day to day management of the software team of Odico under CTO Asbjørn Søndergaard. Narendra has an education in computer science and mechatronics. He comes from a position as Senior Roboticist at Tiesto Robotics in Singapore.
Vilhelm Carlström from Business Insider has written an interesting article about Odico's Factory-On-The-Fly. The article focuses on the gigantic potential there is for reductions in the construction industry both regarding economy and time. Furthermore, it covers some of the projects that Odico and the Zara Hadid architects collaborated on, and these projects would have been nearly impossible to carry out without the robot technology of Odicoo.
The leading national news channel TV2 News caught interest in the upcoming release of project Opticut, a ground-breaking collaboration between Odico, Aarhus School of Architecture, Hi-con and a number of partners from the danish construction industry.
Danish article from Berlingske Business. Anders Bundsgaard, the CEO of Odico, calls himself a technology geek. Now he wants to make robots more available because technology ought to make a difference for the individual, he thinks.
Nationally leading newspaper Jyllands-Posten reported from the pre-release of the ground-breaking Opticut project, developed by a partnership between Aarhus School of Architecture, Odico, Hicon and a number of industry leaders from Danish Construction.
The Danish newspaper, Børsen made an interview with CEO at Odico, Anders Bundsgaard, about the beginning of Odico, entrepreneurship, and what the money from the stock exchange listing are being used for.
On Saturday, June 9, Olafur Eliasson's impressive headquarters for Kirk Kapital, Fjordenhus, was inaugurated. In addition to being Olafur Eliasson's first full building design, the building also represents an international breakthrough in robotics as the first building realized using robotic hot-wire cutting.
Today we're delighted to announce the release of our video by Creative Republic, featuring an interview with the renowned Danish architect Dorte Mandrup on the making of the 'CONDITIONS' installation for the Venice Biennale 2018.
The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, Fjordenhus, is delineated in one of the world's most influential architecture, interiors, and design magazines. The article is crammed with information that describes the details of the construction. Odico was the supplier of 4200 m2 robot manufactured formworks used to the manufacturing of the significant mouth of the building. Fjordenhus is the first building in the world where robotic hot-wire cutting has been used to build a bearing construction and represents thus an international milestone for robots in the construction industry.
In an initiative sparked from a conversation between Swiss embassador of Denmark, Benedikt Wechsler, Odico CEO Anders Bundsgaard and ABB's Steffen Enemark, an exhibition was established for the Designmuseum of Denmark featuring ABB's Yumi robot on a robotically cut sculpture designed and produced by Odico
B1M - theworld's leading video channel on construction technology today released an excellent video, summarizing the state-of-the-art of construction robotics world wide. Odico is featured as a leading example in this summary.
Today, we're delighted to announce the opening of the CONDITIONS installation by Dorte Mandrup at La Biennale di Venezia - the worlds most prestigous architectural event. Dorte Mandrup is the first Danish architect to be invited for the main exbition. Odico robotically produced and installed the 200 m2 installation.
Today, we're delighted to announce the opening of the Big U: Humanhattan 2050 Exhibition by Bjarke Ingels Group at the Venice Biennale 2018, the world's most prestigous architectural event. Odico's dual robot cell was used in the production of the large concept model, building on work by industrial Ph.D at Bjarke Ingels Group, Giulio Brugnaro.
Asbjørn Søndergård, The Chief Technology Officer at Odico, spoke at a conference at Academy Lillebælt about the application of new technologies in the construction industry. The conference was part of Odense Architecture Festival.
LUSHAN Primary School, the latest project announced by Zaha Hadid Architects last week, could be built using robots similar to the one seen in this video by Danish robotics specialist Odico Construction Robotics.
Odico will be listed at Nasdaq First North in Copenhagen, instead of in Sweden as planned. Last fall Odico went public with plans to be listed in Sweden, afterwards CEO Anders Bundsgaard was contacted and is now convinced that Odico would be able to get its funding in Denmark. In addition, Jens Munch Hansen, former CEO of TDC, has invested in Odico and is now chairman of the board.
Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for the Lushan Primary School, an educational campus that will serve around 120 students from 12 villages in a rural area of Jiangxi Province in China to be build using industrial wire-cutting robots.
Bjarke Ingels Group is putting the Odico dual robot cell to it's test in a series of recent experiment. The experiments, conducted by Ph.D-fellow Giulio Brugnaro with the large scale EU-funded research programme, Innochain, involves using machine learning with Odico's robot to mimick a human carpenters chiselwork.
Odico is exchitedto announce that Dorte Mandrup Architects have chosen Odico as manufacturer for the 200m2 Installation to the Venice Biennale 2018 Exhibition. This is the first time a Danish architect is selected to exhibit at the Biennales main exhibition, the world's most prestigious architectural event. Odico is delighted to support Dorte Mandrup in turning her vision into reality using robots.
Odico is pleased to announce Jens Munch-Hansen as new chairman of the board. Jens Munch-Hansen , a renowned top-profile in the Danish business world, is previous CEO of IBM Nordic and group managing director of TDC, Denmarks largest telecommunications company. A warm welcome to Jens!
Odico is excited to announce a collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group and ABB Robotics, to further the exploration of the potential of robots in architecture. Within the collaboration, Odico is supplying a dual robot workcell to BIG's office in Copenhagen, to be used in digital investigations within Bjarke Ingels experimental division, BIG Ideas. The collaboration becomes part of the EU-funded large scale research project, Innochain.
Odico congratulates Vega Landskab and Karin Lorentzen on the nomination for a Store Arne, an award given by Danish Association of Architects. The concrete elements at Hvidovre Strandpark were molded in formworks produced by Odico, their elegant, organic shapes were inspired by white cabbage.
The Danish ABB Connect customer magazine features the results of a collaboration between Odico, Odico robots and software and the very creative display artists who designed this year's Christmas decorations of the Illum department store in the centre of Copenhagen. Take a look at the amazing result.
Manufacturing of the formwork directly at the construction site. Very fast and very easy with the Factory-on-the-Fly that is an innovative combination of standard components able to cut through EPS, concrete, marble and more. The robot is built in a standard freight container that might be carried to any construction site in the world by either truck or ship.
Odico does not take part in local business angel event called Investor Days. "Investor Days is a good idea and might have been suitable and helpful also for Odico five years ago", says CEO Anders Bundsgaard, and continues: "Nowadays it seems we're too big for very small investors and too small for very large investors."
Automation of the construction industry used to be a primarily theoretical thought at the schools of architecture. Odico's mobile robot solutions Factory-on-the-Fly and Factory-in-a-Box are moving progress out to construction sites. "We are crossing the gap between mass production and the construction industry", says founder and CEO Anders Bundsgaard.
Although market potential reaches billions the robot comet Odico is experiencing rejection by Danish investors and The Danish Growth Fond. The company is now fleeing to Sweden in order to start a revolution in the construction industry. Photo by Maria Fonfara.
For the past five years, there has been a collaboration between Odico, Aarhus Cementvarefabrik and sculptor Karin Lorentzen, to explore new ways of shaping concrete. As a result, Karin Lorentzen and Vega Landskab created a low wall between the sand and the grass at Hvidovre Strand. Karin used a cross-section of a white cabbage as inspiration for the organic curves.
News of the planned Odico IPO has created considerable media interest in the last days, and we're happy to report that Odico is now topping the list of most viewed story's on the popular Swedish stock forum nyemissioner.se.
The potential for digitalization and automation in the contruction industry is huge and Odico develops the userfriendly tools nessecary to realize this potential globally. We are preparing an IPO in Q1 2018.
Odense-based Odico will conduct an Initial Public Offering on the Swedish stock exchange early 2018. The target is to raise funding to reach construction sites with it's robot technology world wide. Article in Fyens Stiftstidende in Danish.
ELFOKUS.DK features Odico in an article on how our groundbreaking technology changes production of complex geometries. Fast and inexpensively our Factory-on-the-Fly converts 3D printing into concrete elements. Article in Danish.
We are delighted to announce that Odico Aps. have entered an agreement with financial consulting firm Sedermera Fondskommision to initiate an IPO on the Swedish stock exchange. Through the IPO, Odico expects to raise SEK 20 million for development of the mobile robotic manufacturing platform concept, Factory On The Fly, which enable robotic production on construction sites world wide. Click for Danish press release.
Danish tech-company Odico have chosen Sedermera Fondskommission as financial consultants for their IPO at the Swedish stock-exchange, Aktietorget. Article in Swedish in Svenska Dagbladet Näringsliv Börs section.
The Danish association of Constructing Architects features Odico and the many advantages of robotics in construction: Faster, cheaper, job creating, improvement of physical working conditions. Article in Danish.
On November 21 CEO Anders Bundsgaard will present "Automation as Part of the Design/Production Process" at the two day conference in Copenhagen on intelligent construction and also be present on Nov 22. Among conference partners are The Danish Construction Association. More info in Danish.
Odico is pleased to announce the opening of its exhibition stand at Herning Industrial Fair in a joint effort with ABB Denmark. HI 2017 is Scandinavia's leading industry fair, and Odico is delighted to show-case its new, mobile, 18-axis robotic manufacturing platform 3MC.
Odico is pleased to announce that all 3 proceedings of the industry-leading, triennal Fabricate conference can now be downloaded online for free. Odico co-founders Asbjørn Søndergaard and Jelle Feringa have as an extra-ordinary exception been selected for publication and presentation at all 3 conferences in a highly competitive process against the leading talent in the architectural and construction industry
Odico is pleased to announce the initiation of a new partnership with Aarhus School of Architecture. Odico and Aarhus School of Architecture has reached an development agreement involving the use of Odico's software platform for robotic programming in teaching at research at AAA.
In December 2016, Odico produced 14 High Performance Concrete Benches for Zaha Hadid Architects for the Winton Gallery of Mathematics within Science Museum London. Today, we are delighted to announce that the gallery recieved the highly acclaimed RIBA 2017 award by Royal Institute of British Architects
Upon kind invitation from Ledernes Hovedorganisation - the central union of Danish managers - CEO Anders Petersen will present Odico and participate in an expert panel with among others parliamentary candidate and member fo the city council of Odense, Claus Houden.
We're delighted to announce that Building Green - Denmarks leading industry fair on construction sustainability - have invited Odico CEO Anders Petersen to present Odico and join as part of a panel of leading experts to discuss the forming of Construction Industry 4.0
To an audience of 100 leading experts and building professionals from the construction industry Odico presented for the first time a ground-breaking concept for integrated design, topology optimization and robot manufacturing of material saving concrete components. This concept enables savings of up to 70% of concrete, while creating radical new design possibilities.
We are delighted to announce that Odico has been selected as Sustainable Build Innovator 2017. The selection happened in sharp competition with more than 40 Danish and international start-ups and means that Odico will enter the Sustainable Build accelerator program for the development of a new construction product service.
Together with our partner Strøjer Tegl, Odico has developed a solution for creating unique, robotically manufactured brick tiles. Teknisk Landsforbund caught interest in the solution, here is what they thought of it.
Today, we are delighted to announce the opening of Thallus White In the City - a 3D-printed sculpture designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The sculpture was printed on robotically hot-wire cut EPS molds produced by Odico.
Is our robotic future a safe one? Danish Industry magazine F5 interviewed a panel of leading Danish experts on the topic, and the CEO of Odico, Anders Bundsgaard, conveyed his observations on AI and robotic safety.
Odico is delighted to announce that Odico Co-founders Asbjørn Søndergaard and Jelle Feringa have been selected as 1 of 16 presenters from a total of more than 240 project to present at the prestigous Fabricate 2017 event.
Odico is much delighted to announce that Zaha Hadid's design for the Winton Gallery of Mathematics at the Science Museum London is now open to the public. The stunning design includes 14 unique, high-performance concrete benches robotically produced by Odico.
Odico produced a number of robotically cut EPS setworks for Zaha Hadid's contribution Londons Fashion week, in the exhibition entitled " The Extraordinary Process" at the Maison Mai Non Gallery. New York Times covered the exhibition.
Odico is pleased to announce that its paper - Designing for Hot-Blade Cutting: Geometric Approaches for High-Speed Manufacturing of Doubly-Curved Architectural Surfaces - written jointly with the Technical University of Denmark and 3XN Architects received the Best Paper Award at the leading, biennal conference Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 held in Zürich.
In just four years, Odico has cut its way into the construction business with its robotic solutions – which are now on their way to revolutionize the classical tile production at Strøjer Tegl in Assens.
Old craftsmanship and young technology – coming together, to create new possibilities.
The Kirk Kapital building in Vejle, designed by Olafur Eliasson, could only be realized with the aid of Odico’s technology. Their robotic cutting technologies has a huge potential, which is unmatched in the business.
Coverage includes a segment of a factory visit by Frank Tobe from The Robot Report.
The advantages of our robotic technology are obvious. Today, concrete is cast in molds made from huge amounts of wood or steel, which takes ages to construct and which cannot be used again,” said Anders Bundsgaard: “When we cut the molds in polystyrene, it literally takes no time. We can cut any shape really fast and at very low costs, plus it’s an environmentally sound option."
Odico is delighted to announce the opening of the retrospective exhibition for Zaha Hadid, at the Palazzo Francetti, Venice, curated by Zaha Hadid Architects. Odico produced robotically cut foam podiums for the exhibition section of Zaha Hadid Computation and Design Group.
Robots have already revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and the development of technology has made robots cheaper and more versatile. Odico has utilized the flexibility of the robots to create a hotwire cutting technique, which enables them to create polystyrene molds for concrete. This will both revolutionize and rationalize the construction of free form architecture.