From day 1 to day 8
Living Typography: Robotically Printing a Living Typeface
Artists and designers have been exploring how robotics can be used to interact with our environment in new ways. Robots connect computational design processes with the physical environment, making digital interaction with nature possible.
Robots in Nature is a robotic process for planting that enables the computational design of landscapes. We demonstrate how robotic planting can be used for generative art and design by creating a living typeface grown from seed.
This project is support by LSU faculty grant, LSU CCK grant, and LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio.
In Robots in Nature designs are drawn with robotically seeded plants. In this demonstration a message is written in seed by a robot and grows into a unique living form of typography until it is harvested and eaten. The design is 3D printed by a collaborative robotic arm mounted with an extruder.