Robotics And Digital Fabrication Lab (RDF)

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 tools and methods with immersive technologies. Our goal is to create a supportive 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.