RoboChop lets you carve foam blocks using a robotic arm via the web

Shane McGlaun - Feb 10, 2015, 8:40am CST
RoboChop lets you carve foam blocks using a robotic arm via the web

CeBIT 2015 kicks off in Germany in March and one of the cool things that will be on display at the show this year is called RoboChop. RoboChop is an industrial robot arm that is controlled via a web app. The arm has a supply of yellow polystyrene blocks that people can carve using the arm from the web. There will be four different RoboChop arms at the show carving out yellow blocks.

In all, the RoboChop arms will get to carve 2000 of the polystyrene blocks during the show and what is carved from the blank blocks depends on the internet. I’m guessing there will be some phallic art. Users will be able to log onto the web app and lay claim to one of the 50 x 50 x 50cm blocks.

RoboChop cuts the blocks using a hot wire cutting tool and it will be able to cut just about anything from abstract art to chairs and nightstands. Once cut the cubes will be packed up and shipped to the people who created them using the web app.

The RoboChop installation is being sponsored by the GFT Group as part of the Code_n competition being held at the show. RoboChop looks cool, check out the video to see more detail on the robotic arm.

SOURCE: The Verge


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