Arte Robotica V.01 Workshop - October 6-8, Paris (France)

Arte Robotica V.01 Workshop
October 6-8, 2017
from 10:00 to 18:00
WOMA - 15 bis rue Léon Giraud
75019 Paris (France)

The Arte Robotica Workshop proposes a reinterpretation of Dadaist concepts by creating art pieces with the use of an industrial robot.

Computational design and digital fabrication are associated with precise, effective, and optimized strategies. They are tools used towards enhancing design and fabrications processes. But what if they become art?

The true beauty of digital art lies in the fact that it is utopian, freed by constraints. Reality plays no role in it – only imagination. By using digital manipulation and fabrication, one can find an entirely new alphabet of expression.


By gathering real time data from sound waves, a series of patterns are generated algorithmically. Through computational tricks, the original patterns are distorted and generate a path for the robot arm.

“While in traditional painting the canvas is still and the color source moves, we propose the inverted situation – three static “color sources” will be placed in front of the robot. One will be a spray paint, the other a scrapping instrument, while the third will be a marker-type brush. The transparent canvas will be mounted on the robot, and will move according to the sound-wave patterns, thus creating a painting that is in no way predictable, yet totally controlled. Therefore, you are not able to see what is being painted, but you can only introduce the parameters and see the end result. The impromptu “painting” will be designing itself on an almost imaginary canvas, which is constantly changing the parameters of the design as it moves itself. The precision of the tool is always succumbed to the authority of the randomness of the movement patterns”.


  • Rhino, Grasshopper, and Taco
  • Working with an ABB Robot Arm
  • Post Processing
  • End Effectors (tooling)
  • Logistics for the set-up (system for static color sources)
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects


Lidia Ratoi / Romania
Member @ DesignMorphine
Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC

Kunaljit Chadna / India
Robotic Fabrication Researcher
Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC


Amaury Thomas / France
Head of Robotics lab @ WoMa
MArch École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles


To participate, provide your own computer with the following software installed:

If you do not have the software, trial versions can be found on each software company’s website. DesignMorphine will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins to download.

Late registration until September 6, 2017

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Posted Aug 09, 2017 by Elena Caneva on Rhino News, etc.