human - robot - making
an experimental casting process
Industrial robots have not only massively transformed the world of production in recent years, but have also been developed to operate within closest proximity of humans.
These direct human-robot interactions are not only limited to skilled factory workers but furthermore, start to conquer our immediate surroundings.
Within my project, I explored collaborative interactions with an industrial robot and created a dialogue between a robotic arm and a human maker through combining
robotic precision with the human ability to intuitively judge a situation and react to the changing dynamics of the moment: In an experimental making process, liquid wax is poured into a mould which is mounted on the robotic arm. The maker is then steering the robot through a repeating set of movements to co-create finely layered, delicate and sometimes even translucent structures as the wax slowly solidifies.
Royal College of Art, London