CREATING ART WITH INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

The Design + Technology LAB at Ryerson University. A robotic arm is waiting to make art with you inside his workshop. This specific automaton will operate behind a glass panel, which will make it even friendlier.
The members of this “Assembly Line” project. Jonathon Anderson, Alda Escareño, Adrian Kenny, Daniella Muraca, David Robert, Alexander Verni, Luigi Zaccagnini, Orit Zewge-Abubaker.
Initially, a photograph of your miniature creation is projected on an interior wall among sketches created by other visitors. Meanwhile, the robot will replicate each of the user-submitted drawings and turn them into 3D visualizations that will be displayed one by one inside a cube-shaped screen attached to the end of the robotic arm.
The artwork (Assembly Line) is a collaboration between Design + Technology LAB students and RTA School of Media.
Jonathon Anderson, Associate Professor of Interior Design and Director of the Design + Technology LAB, is also involved in the production of Assembly Line. Speaking about one of the concepts behind the project, he says, “It’s really about getting these robots out of boring manufacturing processes and into the hands of creatives.”
According to Anderson, visitors should not expect a disproportionate user experience. People will find it easy to interact with this robot, and as they draw, they can see something that other creative types have noticed: this technology can enable all kinds of artistic possibilities. There is certainly a deep narrative there that looks at how these robots can be employed in creative careers, and the potential is truly endless, according to him, the industrial robot has become a star of art.
According to Alda Escareo, the lab’s senior creative technologist, “The work is supposed to really point out how easy and clunky collaboration with robots and machines can be.”
Anderson explains; that a robotic arm can adapt to anything. Give him a pencil and he can draw for hours with precision. Together with a 3D printer and a computer, the manufacturing possibilities are effective in addition to printing real-scale furniture. We can even print concrete houses, with these industrial robots.
The assembly line machine is actually the largest of the three industrial robots available to students in the Design + Technology LAB. Anderson explains, “That robot is active for a substantial percentage of the year doing something creative.” The robots are used in the lab’s research initiatives as well as functioning as manufacturing tools, performing operations such as 3D printing, hot wire cutting and milling.
He is also collaborating with Cirque du Soleil on a project to see how robots can be used in their shows as scenery and characters.
The machines in the lab can be considered personalities in their own right. The main attraction on the assembly line is a KUkA KR150, which was named Mies Van Der Rohbot after legendary mid-century architect Mies Van Der Rohe after the lab procured it from a BMW factory three years ago.

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