This graduate-level course at Princeton SOA introduces students of architecture to a range of material practices and fabrication methods at the intersection of architecture and robotics. Under the guidance of faculty in Architecture and in partnership with the SOA Manager of Digital Fabrication, Research, and Technologies, students in this workshop will get direct access to a suite of robotic arms to innovate new methods in architecture. The workshop-style course will take place primarily at the School of Architecture’s Embodied Computation Lab (ECL). In preparation for a fluid and evolving contemporary design practice, robotics are engaged in relation to action, procedure, and computation. A series of exercises introduces students to skills and concepts related to geometric elements, algorithms, toolsets, iteration, indeterminacy, and prototyping. Using ABB robotic arms, 3D Rhino, and other software tools and hardware, students will design and program projects for output to robotics. Readings will investigate how computation and robotics transform our production of architecture. The workshop is organized in 3 modules: do/make; bend; cover. Throughout the semester, students will post work from their completed exercises to individual blogs on the online platform Are.na . Students will use this documentation and references from assigned readings to develop a research proposal that they will present at Mid Non-Review and a Final Non-Review. Students choose whether their final research project takes the form of a PhD thesis proposal, industry research and development project, application for National Science Foundation funding, or creative project grant proposal.