The Robotics and Digital Fabrication Laboratory (RDF) is a state-of-the-art facility with robotic arms, 3D scanners, laser cutters, programmable objects, and 3D printers. The lab offers unique technology solutions for design, testing, prototyping, and fabrication. RDF is an extension of FIU’s Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (I-CAVE), which is a fully immersive and interactive facility. These facilities are designed to support diverse and innovative ways of using high end visualization equipment for digital fabrication as well as advancing fabrication technologies and tools through visualization.
Through the integration of high end visualization and automated manufacturing, the lab offers a unique setting for collaboration among faculty, students, and our industry partners. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment for learning and research through experimentation, collaboration, and access to some of the most advanced digital technologies. We aspire to become a catalyst for invigorating research, development, and entrepreneurship by bridging the gap between the virtual and physical world.