Miss Charlotte Firth

Miss Charlotte Firth

Associate Lecturer


PhD Candidate, Built Environment, University of New South Wales, (2024 - Present)

Masters by Research (Built Environment), University of New South Wales, (2022)

Bachelor of Computational Design, University of New South Wales, (2018)

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Built Environment

Charlotte is an Associate Lecturer in the Built Environment, within the faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture. Charlotte specialises in computational design, robotic fabrication and 3D printing for architecture and construction. Charlotte is the director of the Robotic Fabrication Minor Specialisation for the Bachelor of Design. This minor is the first of its kind being taught at an undergraduate level.  Charlotte holds a Bachelors Degree in Computational Design (2018) and A Masters by Research in the Built Environment (2022) which investigates the use of collaborative robotics and anthropomorphic end-effectors for use in the construction industry. Her current research investigates 3D printing for architecture, novel materials for construction and circular economy principles. 

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Dunn K; Haeusler MH; Yu KD; Zavoleas Y; Undery G; Firth CS, 2022, 'Building Bio-Shelters Using Industry 4.0 Data-Driven Hybrid Fabrication Technologies', in Impact of Artificial Reefs on the Environment and Communities, IGI Global, pp. 196 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-2344-8.ch010
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Firth C; Dunn K; Haeusler MH; Sun Y, 2022, 'Anthropomorphic soft robotic end-effector for use with collaborative robots in the construction industry', Automation in Construction, 138, pp. 104218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104218
    Journal articles | 2020
    Reinhardt D; Haeusler MH; London K; Loke L; Feng Y; De Oliveira Barata E; Firth C; Dunn K; Khean N; Fabbri A; Wozniak-O’Connor D; Masuda R, 2020, 'CoBuilt 4.0: Investigating the potential of collaborative robotics for subject matter experts', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 18, pp. 353 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478077120948742
  • Designs / Architecture | 2022
    Dunn K; Firth C, 2022, TerraFab, Editor: Turnbull Tillman D; Reinhardt D; Loke L, publication category: Designs / Architecture, https://www.sydney.edu.au/architecture/about/tin-sheds-gallery/she-robots-tool-toy-companion.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Gardner N; Haeusler M; Dunn K; Huang T; Barton J; Yu D; Firth C; Iwamoto M; Inoue T; Momoeda Y, 2021, Revisiting Shoei Yoh, Revisiting Shoei Yoh, 30 November 2021 - 02 February 2022, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/past-exhibitions-and-events/revisiting-shoei-yoh/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Firth C; Dunn K; Haeusler MH, 2020, 'Design Process for a Soft Flexible Palm Improving grasp strength in an anthropomorphic end effector for collaborative robots in construction', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, pp. 423 - 432
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Firth C; Dunn K; King M; Haeusler MH, 2020, 'Development of an Anthropomorphic End-effector for Collaborative use on Construction Sites', in RE: Anthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020, Bangkok, pp. 363 - 372, presented at CAADRIA 2020, Bangkok, 05 August 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Haeusler M; Dunn K; Firth C, 2020, 'Design Process for a Soft Flexible Palm', Berlin, Germany, presented at eCAADe, Berlin, Germany, 14 September 2020 - 16 September 2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Firth C; Dunn K; Haeusler M, 2019, 'Review of motion capture techniques and role in developing complex robotic systems.', in Real / Material / Etheral, Monash University Melbourne, presented at The 2nd Annual Design Research Conference, Monash University Melbourne, 03 October 2019 - 04 October 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/27435
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Reinhardt D; Haeusler H; Loke L; de Oliveira Barata E; Firth C; Khean N; London K; Feng Y; Watt R, 2019, 'CoBuilt - Towards a novel methodology for workflow capture and analysis of carpentry tasks for human-robot collaboration', in Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) & 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics [Volume 3], eCAADe, presented at eCAADe 2019: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, 11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.52842/conf.ecaade.2019.3.207
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Reinhardt D; Haeusler MH; Loke L; Barata EDO; Firth C; Khean N; London K; Feng Y; Watt R, 2019, 'CoBuilt Towards a novel methodology for workflow capture and analysis of carpentry tasks for human-robot collaboration', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, pp. 207 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.5151/proceedings-ecaadesigradi2019_549

ADA Dean's Award for Creativity, for the Luminocity Exhibition 2023

My Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • CODE2250 Robotic Computing
  • BENV2001 Emerging Digital Technologies
  • BEIL0014 Digital Making
  • BEIL0015 Digital Design Foundations