ROBOCHOP is 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.
As pioneered with their previous BREEDING TABLES project, the designers have coded an application that takes into account all limitations and process parameters of a given material’s physical properties and dimensions to allow users complete creative freedom within this range. The system allows the piece to go into production, giving users the choice to design anything from stools to side tables through to abstract sculptural pieces.
Using ROBOCHOP internet users around the world as well as visitors on site at CODE_n in Hall 16 during CeBit 2015 in Hanover, Germany were able to design and fabricate a piece of furniture in real time using a web application connected to the ROBOCHOP installation.
ROBOCHOP produced 2,000 blocks during the week of operation at CODE_n 15 in Hanover March 16-20, 2015.