Angewandte Kreative Robotik

Philipp Hornung
Art and Technology, Angewandte Robotics Lab
2024S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04880

Description

APPLIED CREATIVE ROBOTICS

 < BASIC-INTRODUCTORY-COURSE >

 

In times of digital transformation in the artistic and creative domain, there is an increasing desire and need for contemporary approaches to integrate physical, spatial and haptic qualities in one's own artistic work in a playful, low-threshold and creative way.

For this purpose, students will be taught a process- and logic-based way of thinking and working, in which robots can be seen as a neutral interface between a digital world of ideas and physical realization.

The resulting customized and unique processes and the associated artistic, formal possibilities should create added value in the creative industry.

 

Content:

  1. THEORY: introduction into robotics*
  2. THEORY: semi-digital-physical-processes
  3. THEORY/PRAXIS: scripting/programming (grasshopper)
  4. THEORY/PRAXIS: handling (KUKA robot)
  5. APPLY/PRAXIS: hands-on (digital-physical-prototyping)

 

Targets:

- Process and logic-based way of thinking and working. (Main focus on visual Programming/Grasshopper)

- Insights into robotics.

 

Tools:

Grasshopper as an intuitive digital working environment.

Visual programming interface for object-oriented programming.

Low-threshold and playful access. Structured and logic-based thinking.

Simple operations combined to complex concepts.

 

Robots as a neutral or versatile physical tool.

Interface between the digital planning world and the physical materialization of creative processes.

Examination Modalities

During weekly face-to-face sessions, students are encouraged to develop and document their ideas and concepts digitally creating a Grasshopper definition.

In addition to the conception and development of an individual, personal, artistic work in the digital space, the focus lies on the implementation of a physical work sample, realized with the help of the lab's internal robot.

The artistic work (Grasshopper definition) is to be presented based on the work sample produced in the seminar (robotically manufactured, physical prototype) and represents the basis for assessment.

In order to ensure the desired progress, a minimum attendance of 80% is required (immanent examination character). Curiosity and interest as well as an independent working method are essential.

Comments

This course is designed to target all creative professionals at Angewandte who have an interest and curiosity in digital-based physical processes.

HOWEVER, a digital way of working is a prerequisite for participation!

This course is part one of a two part series. It is the BASICS-INTRODUCTORY-COURSE!

Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Individual work is required.

Participation includes bringing your own laptop.

(The basis is a Microsoft Windows with functioning Mc Neels Rhinoceros3D + Grasshopper on a native Windows laptop, or emulated on an Apple laptop. Grasshopper/KUKAprc only works natively to a limited extent on MAC.)

Key Words

Kreative Robotik, Creative Robotics, Digitale Produktion, Digital Production, Art Production, Grasshopper3D, CNC, CAD/CAM, Experimental, Künstlerischer Zugang, Artistic Approach, Angewandte Robotik, Applied Robotics

Dates

04 March 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "01 KICK-OFF + THEORY: INTRO INTO ROBOTICS"
11 March 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "02 THEORY: INTRO INTO ROBOTICS"
18 March 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "03 THEORY: SEMI-DIGITAL-PHYSICAL-PROCESSES"
08 April 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "04 THEORY/PRAXIS: HANDLING"
15 April 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "05 THEORY/PRAXIS: PROGRAMMING-1 /GRASSHOPPER"
22 April 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "06 THEORY/PRAXIS: PROGRAMMING-2 /GRASSHOPPER"
29 April 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "07 THEORY/PRAXIS: PROGRAMMING-3 /GRASSHOPPER"
13 May 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "08 THEORY/PRAXIS:PROGRAMMING-4 /GRASSHOPPER"
27 May 2024, 09:30–16:00 ARL - Angewandte Robotics Lab, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1.UG, Raum 858 , "09.1 APPLY/PRAXIS: HANDS-ON /FABRICATION-1 / individual time slots TBS"
03 June 2024, 09:30–16:00 ARL - Angewandte Robotics Lab, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1.UG, Raum 858 , "09.1 APPLY/PRAXIS: HANDS-ON /FABRICATION-1 / Individual time slots TBS"
10 June 2024, 09:30–11:00 Seminar Room 5 , "10 FINALS /PRESENTATION" (examination)

Course Enrolment

The online registration was already closed

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Schwerpunkt Digitale Grundbildung (DGB): Praxis / digitale Produktion 067/020.10

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Schwerpunkt Digitale Grundbildung (DGB): Praxis / digitale Produktion 074/020.10

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Industrial Design (1. Section): Technology / Natural Science - Basics: Materials Science, Manufacturing Techniques, Production Methods 580/103.11

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Workshops 605/203.10

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context 605/203.80

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Technical Basics: Workshop-based Projects - Knowledge of Materials 626/204.20

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible