ABB Industrial Robot Light Painting
48-601 Architecture Design Studio: Timber I Spring 2016 I Professor Joshua Bard
This project aims to merge the three-dimensional flexibility of a free moving light with the precision of computer controlled robotic movements. Together, these two methods allows for the creation of highly accurate, in both terms of structure and color, light paintings in full three-dimensional space. As in a manufacturing environment, an industrial robot replaces the fluid, less precise movements of a human with highly accurate and controlled motions of a machine. The automated motions of the industrial robot solves the problem of lack of visual feedback to the artist while painting in light, by allowing him or her to create the painting virtually within the software used to instruct the robot as well as the light attached to it.