Robot sculpture, coming to a gallery near you

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Artists have already done a lot with robots, but it’s safe to say that there’s more to come - especially by helping them produce sculptural art.

An industrial robot arm used for sculpture. Ars Electronica, CC BY-NC-ND
Two weeks ago, in an industrial shed in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, a team of engineers installed a large, orange robot arm. It was a standard industrial robot arm, but it was not going to be used for standard purposes. The robot’s job would be to carve moulds for the casting of large-scale, metal sculptures. It is being installed by Urban Art Projects, a company that specialises in the manufacture of sculpture and custom architectural facades.

Jared Donovan

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