08/03/2015 — couleurblind
The design duo Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram from Kram/Weisshaar, create with their project Robochop an interactive robot installation. By inviting users near and far to play with the Robochop app to design, create and sculpt their own objects out of polystyrene foam.
Starting March 5 the custom ROBOCHOP app will allow online users to remotely command one of four giant robotic arms and instruct it to grab and sculpt a prefabricated 50 x 50 x 50 cm durable foam cube using an external hot wire tool.
Once manufacturing is complete each custom object will be packaged and posted to the user anywhere in the world.
From today until 20 March, users can submit their designs to be chopped and sculpted by the ‘huge, monster robot arms’, currently being set up at Hanover for Code_n.
As of 16 March, 2,000 individual foam cubes will be sculpted using an external hot wire tool as remotely instructed, before being packaged and posted around the world. All entirely for free.