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Robotic motion control as a creative medium for designers – SCI-Arc

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Kruysman-Proto explore the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics. Working with students at the The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and using custom built software developed by Kruysman-Proto,  the latest work titled Eye,Robot focusses on the intersection of computation, robotic fabrication, and cinematography.

The platform has the unique ability for the designer not only to design motion, but also to program, simulate, and speculate all at the same time. This type of animation space suspends the distinction between simulation, speculation, and ‘the real’, making it very hard for one to determine which is which while questioning traditional notions of architectural representation.

The frist example, titled “Suspensions” is a ‘study of motion’ through the use of long exposure photography. The screens fixed to robotic arms are moved through space, drawing three-dimensional objects that are recorded frame by frame using long exposure photography. Second, “Tomography”, includes a plasma television attached to the robot, synchronising motion control, video and dslr shutter – the fluid simulation is drawn in space. The video also includes a number of other interesting examples such as wall painting using photographs and other possible augmentations of impossible objects.

Instructors: Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto
Institution: The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Students: (included in compilation video): Anass Benhachmi, William Hu, Viola Ago, David Eskenazi, Ryan Tyler Martinez, Alex Phi, Rafael Ruiz, Philippe Arias, Scott Starr, Chris Jimenez, Zhexiong Hu, Shitong Zhang, Jack Gaumer, Nicholas Barger, Rangel Karaivanov, Andrew Kragness, Chheng Lim, Matthew Asfaw, Jung Huang, Brian Harms, Haejun Jung, Yuying Chen, Daniela Arriagada, Antonio Follo, Kervin Lau, Maria Setaro, Simon Alvarez, Naomi Scully

Previously: Synchronous Dissections – Light drawing workshop at SCI-Arc with robotic arms | Hot Networks – Complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics

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    • benxtan

      This is very very cool indeed.

    • http://www.spinxwebdesign.com/ Spinx Inc

      Great video. I want more videos on the robotics development with good coding examples in embedded C and C++.