Maria Yablonina is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Maria has received her Master of Science degree at the ITECH (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) programme at the University of Stuttgart. Prior to that she has received Bachelor in Architecture from the Moscow State Institute of Architecture (Moscow).
With a strong interest in robotics and digital fabrication, she is currently focusing on exploring potential fabrication techniques enabled through introduction of architecture-specific custom robotic tools for construction. Her work includes development of hardware and software tools as well as complementing material systems.