The FDF (Faculty Development Fund) Grant for robotic research at Pratt Institute, received by Simplus Design & SOAP, explored ink drawing and the inherent parameters within 6 axis robotic capabilities. The goal of this grant was to create custom two dimensional content, custom code and workflows to translate and operate the machine. There was an emphasis on exploring both the intended and unintended results through rigorous study between the relationship of two dimensional content on two and three dimensional materials. This challenged the robotic tool path generation to require high calibration, management of orientation and axis’ spin. This research took in digital coordinates and through the combination of robotic toolpaths, ink markers and bristol paper resulted in beautiful artwork which highlighted a range of emergent effects.

2015 - Brooklyn, NY
Collaborated with: Scott Sorenson - SOAP
Images: © Simplus Design / Scott Sorenson

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