In short, 3D printing, additive manufacturing and robotic fabrication are revolutionizing our means of creation as well as the concepts and techniques we traditionally use to conceptualize the process. The Bot Laboratory will be 3D printing architecture using the tools initially realized by Zachary Schoch and hopefully with a great deal of contributions from others. The reality of it is that 3D printing really big things is not hard at all once you know how to do it. Our biggest goal is not faster, bigger or cheaper (although those are important here as well) it is to contribute to the discourse of these new ways of making that are already transforming our society.
The Bot Laboratory was formally started in 2013 by Zachary Schoch, but the research it is based on has been underway since 2011 when Zach was completing his masters thesis at Sci-arc in Los Angeles California.