MSD Robotics Lab

About Us

The MSD Robotics lab is an advanced experimental fabrication facility within the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. The MSD Robotics Lab uses a project-based model to develop research capabilities around the application of robots to Architecture and Construction. The Lab also assists in the translation of these capabilities to teaching and learning. The Robotics Lab is opening to all staff and students within the University of Melbourne. We are also open to working with industry. Please contact us if you have any questions about the lab.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Capabilities

Clay 3D Printring

The MSD Robotics Lab has developed world leading clay 3D printing technologies, including one of the worlds fastest clay 3D printers. We provide access to these technologies for staff and students at the University of Melbourne. We are also open to industry collaborations.

Knowledge Base

Robotic Milling

6+1 Axis milling on a robot, capable of milling and trimming complex geometries in soft materials.

Knowledge Base


Access to electronic prototyping equipment and tools for University of Melbourne students and staff.

Knowledge Base

Projects and Research


The MSD Robotics Lab Team

  • Ryan Pennings

    Coordinator, Robotics Lab

    MSD Robotics Lab

  • Nigel Brockbank

    Lead Technician, Robotics Lab

    MSD Robotics Lab


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