Floor Machine

Info

An experimental fabrication device turning a live data feed into carving patterns. A two-wheeled bot, equipped with a miniature router and a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, moves according to a stream of health monitoring data. The machine's trajectories are not produced by a fixed mapping, but constantly negotiated between the adversarial behaviors of its propulsion and milling systems.

Topics

Data design
Digital fabrication

Type

Research

Year

2015

Credits

This project has been developed in collaboration with Joëlle Bitton and Akshay Goyal at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has received support from EnsadLab and PSL Research University, in the context of the SACRe – PSL doctorate in art and design.

Software

A Python-based robot control template is available on GitHub.