Every two years, as part of the Rob|Arch conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, we send out a Call for Videos and publish the best submissions on the Robots in Architecture Vimeo channel. The videos of the past years were accessed more than 1.3 million times, making the Vimeo channel a central hub for anyone investigating new and exciting robotic applications.

As part of this year’s Rob|Arch we are again asking architects, designers, researchers, artists and anyone else working with robots in a creative way to submit their videos as part of the Rob|Arch 2018 Call for Videos.

A jury will view all videos and select the best submissions. The accepted videos will be properly referenced at all times and displayed without any advertisements/monetization. One initial still image will be added for each video, stating the title, author, and a Rob|Arch 2018 logo. The videos will also be publicly shown to an expert-audience at the Rob|Arch 2018 conference in Zurich. We invite everyone to submit a video, including authors of Rob|Arch 2018 papers who want to showcase their projects.


All submissions should include the video file, the signed release form and a text file including all following information listed below in ONE .zip folder named robarch2018_video_[VIDEO_NAME]. Please submit your video using the link at the bottom of this page. Please contact [email protected] for all questions. 

  • Video Release: Download the release from HERE and sign the filled form. Attach a digital copy.
  • Authors: List of authors with affiliations. Please use the following format: M. Smith, J. Doe… Take care to include everyone involved in a project.
  • Company/University (where applicable)
  • Description: A video description of max. 250 words
  • Link: Can be a link to the company/university, or to a specific webpage relevant to the project. Max. 3 links per video.

Technical Requirements:

Please submit your videos in the highest possible quality with a resolution of at least 1280×720 pixel (HD), ideally in 1920×1080 (Full-HD). We recommend using the H.264 video codec with a bit rate of at least 8Mbps. This results in approximately 60MB per minute of video.