Last Wednesday, I presented Bengesht and ROS.GH as a communication mechanism between Grasshopper and ROS in 4th Robotics and ROS Meetup at ANYbotics AG, Zurich. Websocket components of Bengesht establish a bi-directional connection with RosBridge node and ROS.GH components can parse the exchanged JSON messages.
With advanced and easy to use 3D modeling functionalities, Rhino is the primary CAD software between many architects and industrial designers. Built on top of the Rhino API, Grasshopper is a visual programming environment that introduces parametric modeling into Rhino. Watch the beginner tutorial on youtube.
Engineered by Design-to-Production GmbH, the newly opened Swatch building in Biel is an excellent example of using computational tools for the generation of complex geometries and fabrication data.
Developed at the University of Stuttgart, I worked on ITECH Reseach Pavilion 2016-17 during my master studies. As my initial motivation for developing this communication technique, the research pavilion showcases the Bengesht for the seamless integration of Grasshopper with ROS. We used this package for: