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Fabrication of Digital Anamorphic Sculptures with Industrial Robot

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Advances in Robot Design and Intelligent Control (RAAD 2016)

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The fabrication process of complex architectural designs in the real world requires precise and complex movements in the workspace. The robotic arms can fulfil this requirement, which makes them an excellent choice for a set of digital fabrication tasks. This paper presents a design methodology for the generation of anamorphic sculptures based on input grayscale image. To represent pixels in real world, wooden sticks are used. The colour of a grayscale image is represented by setting the appropriate orientation of the wooden sticks with respect to the initial vertical position. To achieve good results a large number of sticks is required to be placed and oriented precisely. In order to do this, the holes are drilled at a specified angle in a wooden base. Drilling is carried out with a driller mounted on a ABB IRB140 robot arm. After the drilling is finished, wooden sticks are manually placed in each hole.

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This research was supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science (projects no. TR36042 and III44008) and by Provincial secretariat for science and technological development. The authors would also like to thank the their students for the help during the fabrication process and to company ABB for providing the licenses for the RobotStudio software.

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Jovanović, M., Tasevski, J., Tepavčević, B., Raković, M., Mitov, D., Borovac, B. (2017). Fabrication of Digital Anamorphic Sculptures with Industrial Robot. In: Rodić, A., Borangiu, T. (eds) Advances in Robot Design and Intelligent Control. RAAD 2016. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 540. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49058-8_62

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