KRAM/WEISSHAAR

ROBOCHOP at CODE_n

David Levene
David Levene

ROBOCHOP was Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram’s second venture into robotics since the award winning OUTRACE installation was hosted on Trafalgar Square during the 2010 London Design Festival.

David Levene

ROBOCHOP at CODE_n

From March 16-20, 2015 internet users and visitors to CeBit in Hanover were able to use an online app connected to the ROBOCHOP installation to design and fabricate a piece of furniture in real time.

The ROBOCHOP interface let participants instruct four robotic arms to grab and sculpt a prefabricated 40 x 40 x 40cm durable foam cube to create the object of their choice.

Project website: robochop.com

David Levene
David Levene

The system only allowed viable designs to go into production, but let the user dictate the appearance and use. Stools, side tables, plinths and abstract sculptural pieces were just a few of the infinite items ROBOCHOP produced at CODE_n.

David Levene
David Levene

ROBOCHOP was the central exhibition of 2015’s CeBIT fair, the largest technology convention in Europe.

David Levene

Thousands of custom objects were packaged and posted to users around the world entirely free of charge.

ROBOCHOP Poster featuring essays by Emily King - "Robot Love is Queer" and Bruce Sterling - "Modern Robots"

ROBOCHOP was featured in publications and broadcasts worldwide such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Channel One Russia, CCTV China Central Television, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post, Wallpaper, 032c and more.